Wearing black, clutching flowers and candles, and waving mobile phone flashlights, Hongkongers found ways to commemorate the Tiananmen Massacre on its 32nd anniversary on Friday despite police warnings and heavy law enforcement deployment across the city.

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Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Cup reads “Never forget.” Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.
Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Black-clad HongKongers raise their phone flashlights to commemorate Tiananmen victims on June 4, 2021. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Victoria Park was empty on June 4 for the first time in 32 years in 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
Police raise a warning flag near Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Black-clad HongKongers raise their phone flashlights to commemorate Tiananmen victims on June 4, 2021. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Police raise a flag warning those present they may be in violation of the national security law. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.
People holding up phone flashlights outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
Candles near Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
A person holds a candle outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
A person holds a candle outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
A person sits in front of the police cordon outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
A person holds a candle and a blank placard outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
A person holds a candle outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
People hold up their phone flashlights in Causeway Bay on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam.
People outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
People hold candles in Causeway Bay on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.
A person holding a phone flashlight outside Victoria Park on June 4, 2021. Photo: Jimmy Lam/HKFP.

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