June 4 Tian An Men Crackdown, 23rd Anniversary

Twenty-three years ago, Chinese troops put a bloody end to what has often been described as a popular movement, a students’ movement, or both. Here is a take on how it started. A take on how it ended can be found here. Attempts in Fujian province to mark the anniversary of that day in recent history were “stopped by police” on Sunday, reports the Hong Kong Standard. People began converging late Monday on a downtown park in Hong Kong [Victoria Park] for a candlelight vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, reports the New York Times.

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