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180000 turned out for a mass candlelight vigil organised by the Hong Kong Alliance in support of Patriotic Democratic Movement of China, in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening 4th June 2019. This night marked 30 years since China’s bloody Tiananmen crackdown, a gathering tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its own cherished freedoms.

The semi-autonomous financial hub has hosted an annual vigil every year since tanks and soldiers smashed into protesters near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 — an illustration of the city’s unusual freedoms and vibrant political scene.

This year’s vigil comes at a time of huge controversy over plans by the city’s pro-Beijing government to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland for the first time.

The proposed law has sparked a backlash from figures in the legal and business communities as well as the largest demonstrations Hong Kong has seen since 2014, a year when pro-democracy protesters took over key intersections of the city for more than two months.

www.hongkongfp.com/2019/06/04/live-english-thousands-gath...

2019年六月4日是六四30年,支聯會今晚在維園舉行六四30年燭光悼念集會,晚上約9時45分,大會宣布今年參加人數超過18萬,警方則表示,集會最高峰有3.7萬人參加。

今年主題是「人民不會忘記—平反六四!公義必勝!」。日間雖然有幾陣驟雨,但晚上前赴集會人士仍然眾多,坐滿6個硬地足球場及草地。

news.mingpao.com/ins/港聞/article/20190604/s00001/15596…

Image published by etanliam2019 on 2019-06-07 17:42:37 and used under Creative Commons license.

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