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Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen anniversary despite coronavirus vigil ban

Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen anniversary despite coronavirus vigil ban

4/6/2020 2:14:00 AM

Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen anniversary despite coronavirus vigil ban

HONG KONG : Hong Kong will on Thursday (Jun 4) lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen incident, with people lighting candles in ...

BookmarkHONG KONG: Hong Kong will on Thursday (Jun 4) lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen incident, with people lighting candles in neighbourhoods across the restless city after authorities banned a mass vigil because of the coronavirus.

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Open discussion of the brutal suppression is forbidden inside China, where hundreds - by some estimates more than a thousand - died when the Communist Party sent tanks on Jun 4, 1989 to crush a student-led demonstration in Beijing calling for democratic reforms.

AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Hong Kongers have kept memories alive for the last three decades by holding a huge annual vigil in a park, the only place inside China were such mass displays of remembrance are possible.This year's vigil was forbidden on public health grounds with restrictions placed on more than eight people gathering in public, to combat the coronavirus.

Organisers have instead called for residents to light candles at 8pm (1200 GMT) wherever they happen to be."If we are not allowed to light a candle at a rally, we will let the candles be lit across the city," Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of vigil organisers Hong Kong Alliance, told reporters.

AdvertisementAdvertisementCrowds have swelled at Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigils whenever fears spike that Beijing is prematurely stamping out the semi-autonomous city's own cherished freedoms, an issue that has dominated the finance hub for the last 12 months.

The business hub was engulfed by seven straight months of huge and often violent protests last year - rallies that kicked off five days after the last annual vigil.SECURITY AND ANTHEM LAWS Read more: CNA »

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Pompeo says China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigil Hong Kong authorities effectively barred the annual commemoration of the bloody 1989 crackdown -- a major gathering in contrast to the imposed silence on the mainland -- by extending a ban on gatherings to prevent spread of the coronavirus. 'We urge Hong Kong authorities to allow people to peacefully Can pompeous say the same thing to its leader trumpet? Own country is burning and sliding down the sewer fast.

Pompeo says China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigilThe United States on Tuesday accused China of muzzling Hong Kong by preventing a vigil to mark the Tiananmen Square protests, amid a heated feud ... His nose should be growing longer. How about u at the usa using nation guard instead of police only. And his boss is trying to muzzle cities in his country by calling in the troops.

Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen anniversary despite coronavirus vigil ban HONG KONG : Hong Kong will on Thursday (Jun 4) lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with people lighting candles in ...

“I can't be silent”: Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite ban HONG KONG — Many Hong Kong people will find their own way to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, after an annual candlelight vigil was cancelled for the first time because of the coronavirus.

'I can't be silent': Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite banMany Hong Kong people will find their own way to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in and around Tiananmen ... HongKong It ok if its peaceful , promise to be good , thats real protest , no violence , no lootings .... Just be good . Gaslighting Hongkiexit

'I can't be silent': Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite banMany Hong Kong people will find their own way to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, after an annual candlelight vigil was cancelled for the first time because of the coronavirus. The anniversary of the crackdown on the student-led democracy