Hong Kong is the only place in China where a large commemorative event is held to mark June 4. Photo: Dickson Lee

Turnout at Victoria Park vigil to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown expected to hit five-year high as Hong Kong extradition bill adds fuel to fire

  • Hong Kong topic is not totally unrelated to June 4 commemoration, an organiser says
  • Organisers confident crowd will beat that of 2014 when 180,000 showed up to mark 25th anniversary of crackdown
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

TOP PICKS

Hong Kong is the only place in China where a large commemorative event is held to mark June 4. Photo: Dickson Lee
READ FULL ARTICLE
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
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

TOP PICKS

Tens of thousands gather in Victoria Park. Photo: Winson Wong
READ FULL ARTICLE