Sunday, June 04, 2006

Thousands Mark Tiananmen Anniversary in Hong Kong

VOA News


Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, June 4, 2006


Thousands of people have gathered in Hong Kong to remember those activists killed by Chinese forces in the 1989 crackdown on a pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Mourners held a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park - the traditional site for annual gatherings marking the crackdown. Some called for Chinese leaders to officially acknowledge the incident.
Such ceremonies are forbidden in mainland China, where the government restricts information about what happened on June 4, 1989.

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