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Tiananmen anniversary: HK police seal off empty Victoria Park

AFP, 04 Jun 2021
Hong Kong police officers seal off Victoria Park where the annual vigil commemorating Beijing's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown usually would be held, as authorities seek to prevent any show of pro-democracy people power on Friday's sensitive anniversary. Authorities banned this year's gathering citing the coronavirus pandemic -- although Hong Kong has not recorded an untraceable local transmission in more than a month. While last year's vigil was also denied permission because of the pandemic, thousands defied the ban.

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