Tiananmen Square massacre remembered June 07, 2018

Hong Kong will never forget when Chinese soldiers fired upon pro-democracy supporters in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

While most mainlanders have since indulged in rapid economic growth and disregard the events surrounding the date, some 115,000 people this week went to Hong Kong's Victoria Park for the annual candlelight vigil to mark the crackdown's 29th anniversary.

With a heavy heart, they raised their candles, hoping the souls of those killed by the military were resting in peace.

At a prayer event before the vigil, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired Bishop of Hong Kong, hoped many people would come to the park and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown next year.


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