by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/04/20, 04:15 am
June 4 marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and for the first time, a candlelight vigil will not be held 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 even thousands. Authorities cited the ongoing pandemic as reason to cancel the gathering, although pro-democracy activists see it as the latest sign of Beijing’s tightening grip.