4 Jun 2019

Vigils held in Hong Kong on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen massacre

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of people have joined a candlelit vigil to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the only place in China where commemorations could be held openly.

One state-run newspaper defended the military crackdown as a “vaccination” which immunised the country from future “political turmoil”.