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

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Tens of thousands gather in Victoria Park. Photo: Winson Wong
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Demonstrators marched on Sunday to remember the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Thousands march in Hong Kong to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown and protest against government’s fugitive bill

  • Attendance on 30th anniversary of Beijing’s crackdown hits four-year high with many Hongkongers turning out to denounce extradition amendment
  • Police put number of marchers at 2,100, down from 8,000 in 2009
Topic |   Anti-mainland China sentiments

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Demonstrators marched on Sunday to remember the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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