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For the first time in 30 years, Hong Kong will not hold a mass vigil commemorating the Tiananmen square massacre

Jun 01, 2020 - CNN

HONG KONG (CNN) -- An annual vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre will not take place in Hong Kong this year, after police refused organizers permission to hold a mass gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

On June 4, 1989 Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. No official death toll has ever been released, but rights groups estimate hundreds, if not thousands were killed.

The massacre made headlines around t...