Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban | AFP

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters lit candles and chanted democracy slogans as they defied a ban Thursday against gathering to commemorate China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with tensions seething in the financial hub over a planned new security law.

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Hong Kong protesters defy Tiananmen vigil ban | AFP

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defy a ban against gathering at a park to commemorate the anniversary of China’s deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown. IMAGES

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Man kneels at park where HK usually holds Tiananmen vigils | AFP

A man kneels in front of barriers blocking entry to Victoria Park where Hong Kongers gather in large numbers annually on June 4 to mark the anniversary of China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown. This year’s vigil is forbidden on public health grounds with restrictions placed on more than eight people gathering in public, to combat the coronavirus.

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Mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to remember Tiananmen (2) | AFP

Huge crowds turn out for a mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening marking 30 years since China’s bloody Tiananmen crackdown, a gathering tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its own cherished freedoms.

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China handles Tiananmen anniversary with customary silence

As pro-democracy protests took hold in China in 1989, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of neighboring Hong Kong to show their support. (June 4)

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Tiananmen survivor recalls crackdown on 30th annviersary | AFP

Thirty years after they fled the bullets and tanks, Tiananmen exiles say their dream of returning to a democratic China are more distant than ever as their homeland descends further into authoritarianism and state surveillance.

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