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Hundreds show up to mark Tiananmen Square anniversary despite vigil ban, arrest – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-06-04 12:16:02 –

Hong Kong — Friday, June 4th marks the 32nd anniversary of a deadly crackdown on protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Hundreds of people gathered near a park in Hong Kong to hold a candlelight vigil to commemorate the lives lost when the Chinese army subdued a student-led democratization movement in 1989.

Such public events are banned, and the rally took place on Friday, despite being arrested early in the day of the organizer of the previous rally.

The ruling party in China has never allowed an event to commemorate June 4 in mainland China. Tens of thousands of people usually gather in Hong Kong for an event.

Security was strengthened in Beijing and Hong Kong on Friday, authorities warned people not to attend the rally because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong police in Victoria Park to prevent people from gathering Partially closed.

Earlier that day, police arrested Chou Han Tan, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Citizens’ Assistance National Movement, for facilitating an unauthorized rally.

Countless people attended rallies at home and in church. According to reports.



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