Thousands in Hong Kong gathered across various districts to remember the Tiananmen Massacre victims on Thursday – the 31st anniversary of the bloody crackdown.Despite the coronavirus-related police ban of the annual candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, the football pitches were filled as crowds observed a moment’s silence and sang commemorative songs.HKFP’s May James captured the evening’s events, alongside the United Social Press and Studio Incendo team.
On Kowloon side, hundreds gathered outside Langham Place shopping mall in Mong Kok.
Some pro-democracy activists marched to Sai Ying Pun’s China Liaison Office – as an informal tradition – after candle light vigil had wrapped up at Victoria Park. Veteran activist Bull Tsang and ex-lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung from League of Social Democrats were among the crowd. Several protesters burned joss money as an offering to honour the deaths of Tiananmen Massacre.