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-TƯỞNG NIỆM THẢM SÁT THIÊN AN MÔN TỐI 4-6-2020 TẠI CÔNG VIÊN VICTORIA Ở HỒNG KÔNG.

Posted by phamtayson trên 05/06/2020


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Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

It is estimated that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died as the People’s Liberation Army cracked down on the student-led movement in Beijing on June 4, 1989.

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The Alliance encouraged participants to tune into its live stream and light candles across the city to remember the dead.

Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

Around an hour before the 8 pm start time, crowds pushed over the metal barriers lining the perimeter of the football pitches.

Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

Police kept a low profile, Chinese state media reported that thousands of officers were deployed and put on standby.

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Photo: Sam Lee/United Social Press.

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Photo: Dominic Chiu.

Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

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The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

A man who declined to give his name told HKFP he has taken part in the annual vigil for years: “I am here to light the candle and shine through the darkness,” he said. “Even if the national security law passes, I will still come here next year.”

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Tiananmen massacre vigil attendee. Photo: Rachel Wong/HKFP.

Ahead of the event, police posted a statement on Facebook advising the public to stay at home and reduce social contact due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

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The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

“The public are advised to stay at home and avoid travelling to crowded places or participating in prohibited gatherings. Members of the community should join hands to combat the pandemic,” it read, adding that the restriction on group gatherings remained in effect.

Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

“[T]he risk of health impact caused by Covid-19 on the local population is high and imminent. This may cause severe and widespread transmissions and a sustained community outbreak… Following [a] risk assessment, the police considered that a public meeting is a high-risk activity and therefore issued ‘letters of objection’ to the two organisers.”

Tiananmen vigil Victoria Park 2020

The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

Jacky, an accountant who declined to give her surname, told HKFP she felt compelled to attend this year’s vigil despite the police order.

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The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

“I think most Hong Kong people have to resist. We have to fight for something that Hong Kong people deserve to have,” she said. “In the past year, Hong Kong sacrificed a lot.”

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The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

Another attendee who gave her name as Vy told HKFP: “This could possibly be one of the last times that we can gather here legally.”

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The annual vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020, to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Photo: May James/HKFP.

The ceremony ended with the chanting of slogans including: “Release the dissidents; rectify the verdict on the 1989 movement,” “demand accountability for the massacre,” “end one-party dictatorship,” and “build a democratic China.”

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Photo: Kaiser/United Social Press.

Democrats are concerned that the looming national security law will lead to a ban on the annual vigil next year, since participants call for an end to one-party rule.

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Chép từ nguồn : https://hongkongfp.com/2020/06/04/thousands-of-hongkongers-defy-police-ban-to-commemorate-tiananmen-massacre-victims-at-victoria-park/

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