Chen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen Guo

‘Tank Man’ statue rises in California desert park as democracy activists and Tiananmen survivors gather to mourn and remember

  • Chinese sculptor Chen Weiming is a driving force behind annual anniversary events as well as the park, which he bought with fellow activists in 2015
  • The US ‘is the world’s original example of the struggle for freedom and democracy’, says Chen, explaining the American symbolism throughout the ceremony
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Chen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen Guo
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Tens of thousands gather in Victoria Park. Photo: Winson Wong

‘Record turnout of over 180,000’ at Hong Kong candlelight vigil to mark Tiananmen crackdown’s 30th anniversary but for many, city’s controversial extradition bill was extra spur

  • Many of those in Victoria Park crowd felt compelled to attend the annual vigil to say ‘no’ to contentious bill
  • At its peak, the crowd spilled over to lawn areas and park’s running paths, as latecomers kept streaming in
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Tens of thousands gather in Victoria Park. Photo: Winson Wong
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