Int’l vigils mark 33rd anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown, as Hong Kong tributes muted

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Hong Kong Free Press

Commemorative vigils, gatherings and protests were held in cities around the World on Saturday, the 33rd anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. In Hong Kong, police largely thwarted attempts to mark the incident, making six arrests, shutting down the traditional commemorative vigil venue, and warning that those illegally gathering risk up to five years in prison. In Australia, there were gatherings in Melbourne and Sydney. Vigil attendees marched to the Chinese consulate in the capital, holding placards that said “never forget June 4,” “release Hong Kong dissidents from prison,” and “lib…

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