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Police in Hong Kong warn over vigil as Tiananmen ‘erased’ | Politics News
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Police in Hong Kong warn over vigil as Tiananmen ‘erased’ | Politics News

For the first time, Hong Kong will not host an official memorial for the victims of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 as the city’s national security law takes full effect. Every year for more than three decades, Hong Kong people have gathered in Victoria Park for a candlelit ceremony with songs and speeches to mark the day on June 4 when the military brought a brutal end to months-long democracy protests in the heart of Beijing. Attendees braved pandemic protocols against public gatherings to gather in small numbers to mark the day in 2020, but at the end of that month Beijing imposed a national security law on the territory and no formal vigil was held last year. Ahead of this year’s anniversary, Hong Kong police again warned residents not to organize or attend events in Victori...