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Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square massacre banned for first time in 31 years (2020/06/03)

Thursday is the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre that took place in Beijing in 1989. Every year on June 4, a vigil attracts tens of thousands to Hong Kong's Victoria Park. But this year, authorities have banned the gathering, citing its threat to public health. The organizers of the vigil are calling for Hong Kong citizens to gather anyway, in socially distanced small groups. Meanwhile, Taiwanese academics have spoken up to support Hong Kong, saying that the tragedy that befell the pursuers of freedom and democracy 31 years ago must not be forgotten.

Last year was the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Hong Kong’s annual vigil in Victoria Park was the largest it had ever been.

Chan Ching-wah
Hong Kong Federation of Students
We will always remember June 4, 1989. Even if people are not protesting and not making a stand, seeds of hope will remain. At least we can share information in a safe environment, so that people can know the truth. That is our protest and our hope.

But this year, authorities say the vigil can’t go ahead. The Hong Kong government has banned large gatherings – supposedly due to coronavirus. But the order falling on the date of the anniversary is too suspicious for some. They say the epidemic is a pretext for the suppression of freedom of assembly.

Hong Kong citizen
I have to speak up. They tell me to be quiet but I won’t. There will always be things I can do. Maybe I don’t have enough power, but every little bit counts.

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China has organized the vigil for 30 years. This year, its chairman says people will gather in groups of a maximum of eight and process into Victoria Park at 8 p.m. on June 4, maintaining social distance.

This video from Taiwan’s New School for Democracy compares the gradual erosion of freedom to drowning. Lawmakers like the DPP’s Fan Yun says the Taiwanese people mustn’t turn a blind eye to China’s suppression of democracy.

Fan Yun
DPP lawmaker
If we aren’t even brave enough to speak up about it, whether because we’re scared of economic sanctions or political intimidation, how can we hope for the world to stand by Taiwan, despite China’s economic and political pressure?

Professor Chen Min-chi
National Tsing-Hua University
As people who were born in democratic Taiwan, we must keep remembering and reminding the world, that 31 years ago the CCP opened fire on its own people. Its tanks crushed students and citizens who were pursuing freedom, human rights, and democracy.

Taiwan’s academics are becoming a loud voice in support of Hong Kong, but Beijing’s contempt for human rights doesn’t seem to be changing.

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