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Hong Kong: More than 1,000 march to mark Tiananmen Square anniversary

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MORE than a thousand people marched through Hong Kong on Sunday ahead of the 29th anniversary of China’s crackdown on democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil where the anniversary is openly marked with a famous vigil in Victoria Park on June 4 each year. The march is an annual precursor to the main event.

Organised by a group of veteran democracy activists, protesters demanded justice for the victims of the crackdown and also urged the Chinese government to release Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who continues to be under house arrest since her husband’s death in custody last year.

Several hundreds of people march to Beijing’s Liaison Office in Western – to commemorate the June 4th Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 pic.twitter.com/Gmz4brcM74

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Protesters shouted “Accountability for the massacre! End one-party dictatorship,” and held........

© Asian Correspondent