People hold candles aloft during a June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Felix WongPeople hold candles aloft during a June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Felix Wong
People hold candles aloft during a June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Felix Wong

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Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen vigil, banned for the first time in 30 years: what you need to know about June 4 event in the city

  • The event, the only one of its size on Chinese soil, has been called off by city police amid a ban on large gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • And with a new national security law in the wings, organisers fear the vigil, which shines a spotlight on the 1989 crackdown, may be outlawed entirely
Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong
People hold candles aloft during a June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Felix WongPeople hold candles aloft during a June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Felix Wong
People hold candles aloft during a June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Felix Wong
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