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‘Don’t forget June 4’: Yellow banner appears on Hong Kong hilltop commemorating 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

A large yellow banner calling on people to remember the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre was found draped on the side of a Kowloon hilltop on the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown.

The sign reading “Don’t forget June 4” was reported to police at around 6.22am on Tuesday morning suspended on Beacon Hill in Kowloon’s Lion Rock Country Park. It was removed by fire services at around 8.30am, Apple Daily reported.

June 4 banner

‘Don’t forget June 4.’ Photo: League of Social Democrats/Facebook.

This is the third time in recent weeks that a yellow banner has been hung on the hilltop. In May, a sign was unfurled reading “oppose the evil send-to-China law” and a few days later another was found reading “Carrie Lam you ought to resign.” Both are references to Hong Kong’s proposed legal amendments to allow the city to handle case-by-case extradition requests from jurisdictions with no prior agreements – most notably China and Taiwan.

In each instance, pro-democracy party the League of Social Democrats posted an image of the stunt on Facebook.

The massacre occurred on June 4 1989, ending months of student-led demonstrations in China. It is estimated that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died as the People’s Liberation Army suppressed protesters in Beijing.

An annual candlelight vigil organised by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Democratic Movements of China is set to be held at Victoria Park on Tuesday evening.


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'Don't forget June 4': Yellow banner appears on Hong Kong hilltop commemorating 1989 Tiananmen Massacre