Hongkongers have held a vigil every year to remember the Tiananmen crackdown, but this year’s event has been denied permission. Photo: Sam Tsang Hongkongers have held a vigil every year to remember the Tiananmen crackdown, but this year’s event has been denied permission. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hongkongers have held a vigil every year to remember the Tiananmen crackdown, but this year’s event has been denied permission. Photo: Sam Tsang

Why Chinese activists are fighting to keep Tiananmen Square memories alive, 31 years on from crackdown

  • Current political climate has drowned out dissenting voices but a small group of campaigners say the events from June 4, 1989 are as relevant today as ever
  • Veteran campaigners say the Covid-19 outbreak and other problems highlight the need for reform and free speech

Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong
Hongkongers have held a vigil every year to remember the Tiananmen crackdown, but this year’s event has been denied permission. Photo: Sam Tsang Hongkongers have held a vigil every year to remember the Tiananmen crackdown, but this year’s event has been denied permission. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hongkongers have held a vigil every year to remember the Tiananmen crackdown, but this year’s event has been denied permission. Photo: Sam Tsang
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