Silent Respect Marks Tiananmen Protest

From The Standard:

Fewer than 1,000 people took part in yesterday’s annual march to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in which hundreds if not thousands died.

Unlike previous years, there was no chanting of slogans, the organizers agreeing to a silent march out of respect for those who died in the May 12 Sichuan earthquake.

Instead, marchers carried banners mourning those who died on both occasions.

Organizer, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, claimed 990 people took part in the march from Victoria Park to Central but police put the figure at 600.

Read also Remembering Tiananmen Square by John Kusumi, Hundreds March On Anniversary Of Tiananmen by AP.

June 2, 2008 3:56 AM
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