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Subdued but Not Silenced, Hong Kong Tries to Remember Tiananmen Massacre

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2021
From The Left

They had been barred from holding their usual memorial, but that did not mean they would not remember.

They gathered online, to watch a reading of a play about the massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing on June 4, 1989. They prowled bookstores, on a scavenger hunt for protest-themed postcards hidden in the stacks. They scribbled the numbers 6 and 4 on their light switches, so that everyday actions would become small acts of defiance.

Democracy advocates in Hong Kong are grasping for new ways to sustain the memory of the Chinese...

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