Thousands flocked to Victoria Park in Hong Kong to hold a candlelight vigil on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Tuesday.
The annual June 4 vigil gathered over 180,000 people according to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, but 37,000 people according to the police.
Participants held candles during the only major commemoration... Еще allowed in China. One of them said that «the most important thing is not to forget» and that they give their «deepest mourning to those [who] lost their lives for freedom and democracy.»
Pro-democracy activists, such as the leader of pro-democracy organisation Demosisto Agnes Chow, were among the crowd, fundraising or giving speeches.
Hundreds of unarmed pro-democracy protesters were killed in June 1989 when the Chinese government used military force to stop demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.