Hundreds throng Hong Kong streets to mark 27th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, May 30: Hundreds of people marched in Hong Kong to mark the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre yesterday on May 30, 2016

Pro democracy activists numbering about 1,500 took part in the march to mark the 27th anniversary of the Chinese government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.

Photo: (Reuters)

The protesters marking the anniversary of the June 4 massacre on the streets of Hong Kong were heard chanting slogans such as “Persist until the end! Never give up! Redress June 4! End one-party rule!” reports Nikkei Asian Review (An Asian Focused news Publication).

The protesters demanded justice to be served and cemented their commitment to fight for democracy.

“As long as justice is not served, we will definitely carry on, for justice and for our conscience,” demonstrators were quoted in reports by (An American news website) May 30, 2016.

“This is the 27th year after 1989 and the people in Hong Kong, we, are still persistently calling for the vindication of June 4 and the end of one-party rule and democratic China. And also, everyone can see that, the suppression is not just back in 1989, it is also today in China, today in Hong Kong,” legislator Lee Cheuk-yan told the reporters.

The Tiananmen Square of 1989, a peaceful democracy protest led by students was meted with brutal military crackdown by the one party-run Chinese government resulting in the massacre of hundreds of people, mostly students. The June 4 incident remains a taboo in China now.

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