People hold up candles at the annual June 4 vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng People hold up candles at the annual June 4 vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
People hold up candles at the annual June 4 vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil embraced by new generation, as young activists recommit to fighting for those without a voice

  • The anniversary has been dismissed by some residents in the past as a futile exercise that never drew mainland China any closer to democracy
  • But with the Beijing-mandated national security law on the horizon, some are wondering if this year’s event will be the last

Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong
People hold up candles at the annual June 4 vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng People hold up candles at the annual June 4 vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
People hold up candles at the annual June 4 vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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