Hundreds of police sealed off Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Friday, blocking access to the only venue in the whole of China where the commemoration of the events on June 4, 1989 in Beijing have been allowed over the past 30 years. The ban on the vigil – ostensibly due to Covid-19 concerns – left the park barricaded and empty, in stark contrast to the sea of candle lights for which it has become synonymous.
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