Hong Kong, China step up security on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

HONG Kong boosted security around a park today where tens of thousands of people used to gather for an annual memorial of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, ensuring no protests on the event’s 34th anniversary.

In past years, Hong Kongers would converge on Victoria Park and its surrounding Causeway Bay neighbourhood to commemorate the events of June 4, 1989 – taking part in a candlelight vigil or watching performances about the bloody incident.