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Thousands March in Hong Kong to Commemorate 1989 Tiananmen Protests

Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday afternoon holding yellow umbrellas

More than 2,000 people are marching in Hong Kong to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed.

Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday afternoon holding yellow umbrellas that read “Support Freedom, Oppose Evil Laws.”

Thousands March, Hong Kong
More than 2,000 people are marching in Hong Kong. Pixabay

Some people carried a black coffin, while others pushed wheeled white crosses and the numbers 6 and 4 – a nod to the day on June 4, 1989, when leaders of China’s ruling Communist Party ordered the military to re-take Tiananmen Square from student-led protesters.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of unarmed protesters and onlookers were killed late on June 3 and in the early hours of June 4 as a result of the martial action.

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Commemorations of the event are strictly banned in mainland China. (VOA)

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