» 05/27/2011, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA
Card Zen remembers Tiananmen victims: truth conquers through martyrs’ blood
At least 200 Catholics took part in a Mass held at St Margaret’s Church. More are scheduled until 3 June. On the anniversary, the faithful are urged to join the evening vigil at Victoria Park, where 150,000 people are expected. Some 20 Tiananmen Mothers have died without the opportunity of publicly mourning their children killed by tanks.
03/06/2008 HONG KONG - CHINA
March for Tiananmen victims recalls Sichuan casualties
The organisers of the demonstration arranged for the observance of a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of the earthquake that struck China. Chanting and singing suspended, while the proceeds of the traditional gathering of funds will be given to the Red Cross, working in the area of the tragedy.
04/06/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Tiananmen Square under control for June 4. In Hong Kong prepares vigil to remember those killed
Police and security personnel in riot gear. Tourists stopped; journalists threatened. Chinese media claim there is a plan by "Western anti-Chinese forces" to hit China. At least 150 thousand people expected at Victoria Park Vigil. Many mainland Chinese arriving secretly to commemorate those killed in the massacre.
01/06/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong police sets conditions for returning the Goddess of Democracy
Statues measuring several metres are seized. Police says they would be returned if safety regulations are respected. Pro-democracy alliance activists take to the street dressed like the Goddess, threatening to surround North Point Police Station.
03/06/2010 CHINA – HONG KONG
Beijing, arrests and threats on the eve of the Tiananmen anniversary
Police places activists under close watch or makes them “disappear temporarily” fearing they might try to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the 4 June massacre. In Hong Kong, police for the first time moves against demonstrations. In the mainland, at least four protesters arrested in 1989 are still in prison.
05/06/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
A crowd of 180,000 gathers to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre and call for democracy
During the ceremony, video messages from exiled student leaders were broadcast before a crowd that included many mainlanders. Teng Biao, a civil rights lawyer lecturing in Hong Kong, took part in the event despite pressures at home. Beijing-friendly lawmakers walk out when their pro-democracy colleagues hold a minute of silence.
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