Police sealed off Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Saturday, blocking access to the only venue in China where the commemoration of the crackdown on June 4, 1989 in Beijing has traditionally been allowed over the past 30 years. Police made six arrests – for unauthorised assembly, obstructing police and for possession of an offensive weapon. The ban on the vigil in recent years 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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