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Thousands in Hong Kong Defy Police to Remember Tiananmen Victims

  • Police outlawed the event for first time ever, citing virus
  • Many cluster into small groups amid social-distancing rules
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H.K. Protesters to Mark Tiananmen Massacre Amid Vigil Ban
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Thousands gathered across Hong Kong to commemorate victims of China’s military crackdown in Tiananmen Square 31 years ago, defying an unprecedented ban on congregating for this year’s vigil.

People skirted around metal barricades to assemble in Victoria Park -- where the annual event is held -- with many clustering into small groups to adhere to social distancing rules. In the residential area of Sai Ying Pun, scores of people lit candles and chanted slogans outside a subway exit.