June 4 vigil in Hong Kong

June 4 vigil in Hong Kong

June 4 marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and has become a day of peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong. In early 1989, students in Beijing led demonstrations against China'

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Hongkongers defy ban to mark Tiananmen crackdown
Hong Kong marked the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown amid a police ban on the annual Victoria Park vigil because of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. Thousands defied the ban and gathered in the park anyway. Elsewhere in the city, people gathered to light candles and held a moment of silence to commemorate those who died in the crackdown on June 4, 1989. 
Hong Kong’s struggle against forgetting
Thirty years have passed since the Tiananmen Square crackdown, where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were gunned down in the middle of Beijing by Chinese troops. Many people in Hong Kong still vividly recall joining a million-strong march in the city to support the student movement in Beijing. In the decades since the crackdown, pro-democracy advocates have called for justice for the demonstrators. Letting go of their memories is not an option. Watch the video above.