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4 Jun 2020

Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen Square anniversary vigil in Hong Kong

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Thousands of people defied a police ban to stage a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong, marking the 31st anniversary of China’s crackdown in Tiananmen Square.

It’s the first time the annual vigil has been banned – ostensibly due to coronavirus restrictions.

But earlier – politicians approved a controversial measure making it illegal to insult China’s national anthem – amid moves by Beijing to draw up a new security law for Hong Kong which has already brought protestors out onto the streets.

Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.