Jun 04, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
China has restricted access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on the anniversary of 1989 pro-democracy protests.
In Hong Kong, which had been the last Chinese-controlled territory to hold commemorations of the massacre, police detained dozens of people around Victoria Park on Saturday and Sunday.
The large public square used to be the scene of an annual candlelight vigil to remember the hundreds or thousands killed when army tanks and infantry swarmed central Beijing on the night of June 3 and into the morning of June 4, 1989.
Discussion of the events has long been suppressed by the Chinese government and became increasingly off-limits in Hong Kong, following a sweeping national security law that was imposed in June 2020.