Hong Kong arrests and tight security on the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre


Security in Hong Kong has been significantly bolstered with the deployment of up to 6,000 police officers, including riot control and counter-terrorism officers.

the police of Hong-Kong has arrested eight people in the past few hours, four of them for “disturbance of public order, inflammatory intent and tumultuous attitudewhile authorities have tightened security in the face of the 34th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacrewhen the local forces they came in with tanks to break up a peaceful protest promoted by students, who demanded a change of political regime.

Despite the warnings, some people, including some bookstore owners, have been quietly observing June 4 in Hong Kong. In addition, protests are also being called throughout the day in cities such as London, NY, berlin And Taipeiwho keep the memory alive bloody crackdown by Chinese troops against demonstrators. Commemorative events are expected in at least 30 locations across North America, Europe and Asia. In TaiwanIn the only part of the Chinese-speaking world where the anniversary can be freely and openly commemorated, the activists will hold a memorial event in Freedom Square.

Like every year, a group of protesters commemorated the struggle for freedom in Tiananmen Square local law does not allow protests against the Communist Party. Among them was the artist san mu chan, who sang several proclamations not to forget what had happened. “Let’s not forget June 4. Hong Kong people, don’t be afraid of them!” he said as police took him away for arrest on Saturday night.

Security in Hong Kong has been tightened considerably, with the deployment of up to 6,000 police officers, including riot control and anti-terrorism agents. The police assures that these eight people have been arrested for “committing illegal acts”. For their part, Hong Kong activists claim that this police action is part of a China’s systematic policy of stamping out dissent. In this regard, senior officials have warned the population to respect the law.

“The police are very concerned that some people are trying to incite and provoke others to commit illegal acts jeopardize international securitypublic order and public safety,” the Hong Kong local police said in a statement. In Beijing, Tiananmen Square was packed with tourists taking photos under the watchful eye of the police.

“Although 34 years have passed, for us relatives of the murdered, the pain of losing our loved ones that night tormented us to this day,” the relatives said in a statement made public by the human rights organization Human rights in Chinabased in New York.

Source: EITB


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