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Thousands March in Hong Kong to Commemorate 1989 Tiananmen Protests

Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday afternoon holding yellow umbrellas

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Pro-democracy protesters carry placards with Chinese reads "Vindicate June 4th" during a demonstration in Hong Kong, May 26, 2019. VOA

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.”

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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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World’s Costliest Parking Space at Hong Kong Sold for almost $1 mn

The sale price, in a city where nearly one in five residents lived below the government-defined poverty line in 2017

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At 134.5 square feet, the cost of the Parking space breaks down to $7,209 ($56,505 HK) per square foot, which is three times the median price of a Hong Kong house. Pixabay

At the 73-story Hong Kong skyscraper “Center”, a pricey parking space reserved for executives and tenants was recently sold for an eye-popping $969,000 ($7.6 million in HK dollars), the media has reported.

Johnny Cheung Shun-yee, one of the 10 investors in the consortium that paid $5.15 billion last year for “The Center”, told that he had sold the last of his four car parks in the tower to someone who owns an office in the same building because “the buyer now needs a car park lot,” declining to identify the buyer, according to South China Morning Post.

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At the 73-story Hong Kong skyscraper “Center”, a pricey Parking space reserved for executives and tenants was recently sold for an eye-popping $969,000. Pixabay

At 134.5 square feet, the cost of the parking space breaks down to $7,209 ($56,505 HK) per square foot, which is three times the median price of a Hong Kong house.

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The sale price, in a city where nearly one in five residents lived below the government-defined poverty line in 2017, underscores the wealth gap that has pushed Hong Kong into the worst political crisis in decades, the SCMP report added. (IANS)