Tiananmen day ‘muted’ in Hong Kong

June 05, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:32 am IST - Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities strove on Saturday to stop any public commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, with police warning gatherings could break the law as China vies to remove all reminders of the deadly event.

Authorities have warned the public that “participating in an unauthorised assembly” on Saturday risks a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment. They have also closed large parts of Victoria Park, once the site of packed annual candlelight vigils.

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