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Lots of people gathering now around Sogo in Causeway Bay for #June12 anniversary. Poster of that day’s events are displayed. Lots of police too, both riot & undercover. Remember:all protests are still banned &police have announced thousands of cops are out tonight to prevent them
20.08 In Mong Kok, a large number of citizens have been indiscriminately kettled, presumably for stop&search. This is a frequently employed rights-abusing technique of the police. Very large police presence near Langham Place.
People also gathering in New Town Plaza mall in Sha Tin.
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1989: 6000 kiwis & Chinese students marched in Queen St to protest the CCP's violent crackdown. A busload of Chinese students--& me--traveled to Wellington for a protest outside the PRC Embassy. At Taihape, one of the students was caught calling the embassy #六四 #永久不忘记
1989: The New Zealand government publicly condemned the June 4 massacre. The @TVNZ 6 pm bulletin relayed the grim face of the PRC ambassador as he walked in to meet the New Zealand foreign minister. #六四 #永久不忘记
1989: In the 31 years that have followed, the public trace of June 4 has been deliberately & systematically erased in China; thrown down the memory hole. It is forbidden to mention it in public discourse & it does not exist in China’s history books. #六四 #永久不忘记
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For 30 years, Jiang Lin– a former lieutenant in #China’s army– kept silent on the horrors she saw during the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. Today, she speaks up to tell her story as an insider: nyti.ms/2JOyEMG #June4
“The pain has eaten at me for 30 years,” she said in an interview in Beijing. “Everyone who took part must speak up about what they know happened. That’s our duty to the dead, the survivors and the children of the future.” #China #June4 nyti.ms/2JOyEMG
Jiang said she felt compelled to call for a public reckoning because generations of Chinese Communist Party leaders, including President Xi Jinping, have expressed no remorse for the violence. Ms. Jiang left #China this week. #June4 nyti.ms/2JOyEMG
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With the 30th anniversary of the #June4 #TiananmenMassacre now 2 weeks away, today I start featuring profiles of #CCP murder victims from @hrichina's excellent 'Unforgotten'. I also change my profile pic to #DuanChanglong & encourage others to do likewise. truth30.hrichina.org/unforgotten.ht…
#HK journalists have made a new series of dozens of short video testimonies (w English sub-titles) about their coverage of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in China 30 years ago to commemorate #June4. #六四30 youtube.com/channel/UCaSjK…
The book to read for the 30th anniversary of the #June4 #TiananmenMassacre is @liaoyiwu1's Bullets & Opium about the ordinary people imprisoned in the crackdown's aftermath. Here's an excerpt. #六四30 qz.com/1593708/bullet…
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