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Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group disbands amid crackdown on dissent

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The Hong Kong pro-democracy group that organised three decades of vigils commemorating the victims of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square massacre has voted to disband in the face of China’s sweeping clampdown on dissent. Die ...

Hongkong: Tiananmen vigil organisers charged with inciting subversion

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Hong Kong police have charged the group that organises the city’s annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil and three of its leaders with subversion under the national security law, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Die ...

Hongkong: police arrest leader of democracy group that organised Tiananmen vigils

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Hong Kong police have arrested senior members of the group that organised the city’s annual Tiananmen Square massacre vigil, after it was accused of foreign collusion. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic De...

Hong Kong finds new ways to remember Tiananmen Square amid vigil ban

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A man walked down a Hong Kong street on Friday wearing a shirt hand-painted with “There is nothing to say”. The previous night an artist held a placard aloft reading: “Don’t go to Victoria Park and light candles”. Aan ...

Hongkong: 7,000 police ready to enforce ban on Tiananmen anniversary protests

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Thousands of police will enforce a ban on protests in Hong Kong on Friday for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a traditional day of pro-democracy people power that China has made clear it will no lon...

By banning Tiananmen vigils in Hong Kong, China is trying to rewrite history

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Over the weekend, a diminutive, white-haired woman carrying a yellow umbrella and a homemade cardboard sign saying “32, Junie 4, Tiananmen’s lament” was arrested on suspicion of taking part in an unlawful assembly. She...

The Guardian view on remembering Tiananmen 1989: mourning for those who cannot

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When forgetting is compulsory, remembering can be a lonely business. Zhang Xianling’s 19-year-old son was shot in the head as Chinese troops bloodily suppressed the student-led protests that began in Tiananmen Square,...

Hong Kong’s ‘Grandma Wong’ arrested for solo Tiananmen protest

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Police in Hong Kong have arrested a 65-year-old democracy activist as she staged a lone demonstration over China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown, in a vivid illustration of the zero tolerance wielded by authorities towar...

Hong Kong bans Tiananmen Square vigil, citing Covid restrictions

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Hong Kong authorities have for the second year banned the candlelit vigil commemorating the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, organisers have said. Police had objected to the ev...

Tiananmen Square watch withdrawn from sale by auction house

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A luxury UK auction house has withdrawn from sale a rare watch given to Chinese soldiers as a reward for their part in the Tiananmen Square massacre, after it said the vendor had received online threats. The sale of t...