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People take part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong yesterday, to mark the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. Tens of thousands marked the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, that many say killed hundreds of people. Photo: AFP

Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

WT24 Desk

Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Thursday evening for a candlelit vigil to mark the 26th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader, AFP reports.

Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Thursday evening for a candlelit vigil to mark the 26th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration, with residents gathering in Victoria Park to mark the military’s brutal crushing of pro-democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989. Hundreds — by some estimates more than a thousand — died after the Communist Party sent tanks to crush demonstrations at the square in the heart of Beijing, where student-led protesters had staged a peaceful seven-week sit-in to demand democratic reforms.

Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration, with residents gathering in Victoria Park to mark the military’s brutal crushing of pro-democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989.

Hundreds — by some estimates more than a thousand — died after the Communist Party sent tanks to crush demonstrations at the square in the heart of Beijing, where student-led protesters had staged a peaceful seven-week sit-in to demand democratic reforms.

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