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Hong Kong Struggles to Keep Memory of Tiananmen Massacre Alive

Twenty-seven years is a long time to keep the flame alive for a memorial event, especially one for a massacre that took place more than 1,000 miles away.   This is the situation facing Hong Kong’s annual vigil for the June 4, 1989 crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where hundreds of unarmed student protesters were killed.   Each June 4, tens of thousands of mourners turn Hong Kong’s Victoria Park into a sea of candlelight. A funeral procession winds its...

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