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LIVE: 29 years on, thousands gather in Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

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Thousands of Hongkongers gathered on Monday to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

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The Tiananmen massacre occurred on June 4, 1989 ending months of student-led demonstrations in China. It is estimated that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people died when the People’s Liberation Army was deployed to crack down on protesters in Beijing.

Live from Tsim Sha Tsui’s ‘alternative’ English-language commemoration:

Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

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Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

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Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

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Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018 Lee Ming-cheh

Headband reading ‘Lee Ming-cheh’. Photo: Catherine Lai/HKFP.

Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

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Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

Photo: Catherine Lai/HKFP.

tiananmen massacre vigil 2018 hong kong

Photo: Catherine Lai/HKFP.

Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

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tiananmen massacre vigil 2018 hong kong

Photo: Catherine Lai/HKFP.

Tiananmen Massacre vigil Victoria Park 2018

Photo: inmediahk.net.

LIVE: 29 years on, thousands gather in Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre