The Tiananmen Square crackdown is remembered annually in Hong Kong by a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park. Photo: Robert Ng

How Hong Kong activists helped fund Chinese dissidents caught in Tiananmen Square crackdown

  • Hong Kong Federation of Students raised money for those in jail, helped others start businesses and funded Operation Yellow Bird, which smuggled about 150 dissidents out of China
  • Among those who received help was dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 and died in custody seven years later
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The Tiananmen Square crackdown is remembered annually in Hong Kong by a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park. Photo: Robert Ng
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