Young and old attended the vigil in their tens of thousands. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong keeps Tiananmen crackdown memory alive with ‘record-breaking’ mass vigil

  • Crowds form sea of candles at Victoria Park to mark bloody incident on June 4, 1989, in Beijing
  • Emotions fired up by controversy over government’s extradition bill
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown

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Young and old attended the vigil in their tens of thousands. Photo: Winson Wong
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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
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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