by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/04/20, 04:15 am
Thursday marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and for the first time, a candlelight vigil will not take place at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The annual vigil was the largest gathering marking the day when Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing, killings hundreds or possibly thousands. Authorities cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as the reason to cancel the gathering, although pro-democracy activists see it as the latest sign of Beijing’s tightening grip on the territory.