Organisers say more than 180,000 attended the June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. The police put the figure at a much more conservative 37,000. We have become familiar with such discrepancies in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Tiananmen vigil message wins in numbers game

  • The discrepancy in attendance figures provided by organisers of the annual memorial and police is nothing new, but the huge, peaceful crowd was impressive

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Organisers say more than 180,000 attended the June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. The police put the figure at a much more conservative 37,000. We have become familiar with such discrepancies in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
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