Enormous crowds in Hong Kong for Tiananmen Square vigil





More than 150,000 people gathered in Hong Kong last night to sing and chant in memory of the students killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre 20 years ago.

The gathering was larger than it was on the first anniversary of the bloodshed in 1990. An area the size of six football pitches was marked out for the event, but proved to be insufficient, leaving hundreds of people queuing at the entrances of Victoria Park.

Protesters said they had turned out in force to remind the government on mainland China they had not forgotten the moment when the People's Liberation Army opened fire on students in Beijing.

Parents brought young children, who played drums and sang along to protest songs in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Waves of light rippled across the vast crowd as they waved their candles in time to the music.




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