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Hong Kong marks Tiananmen protests | GlobalPost

HONG KONG – While talk of Tiananmen Square on the mainland was thoroughly muted, in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of impassioned protesters thronged downtown Victoria Park to mark the 23rd anniversary of the bloody crackdown.

A record-setting crowd of 180,000 showed up at the emotional two-hour event, chanting pro-democracy slogans and lighting candles to remember those who were injured or killed when the Chinese army violently suppressed student demonstrations on June 4, 1989. Estimates for the numbers killed that day range from the hundreds to the thousands.

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