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#JuneFourth: an elderly man was surrounded by over two dozen police officers outside Victoria Park just for holding banners that said conscience.
Last year, hundreds showed up at the Victoria Park, defying a ban to commemorate the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. This year, police sealed off the park, blocked cross harbour tunnels and reportedly deploy up to 7,000 officers across the city, to ensure it wouldn’t happen again.
“It’s a pity we cannot participate in the vigil this year,” said Lit Ming-wai, producer of May 35th, an award winning drama on June Fourth. She is bringing the flowers to attend the mass. “This will only make us remember this better.”
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Latest: @Horror_Zoo probably never thought a call from her father would change her life forever. After being threatened by police in #China, she didn't give up but instead, decided to fight against #Beijing's surveillance from Australia.…
She was surprised to find her father at a police station in her hometown in Anhui Province, and she could hear a policeman asking her father to pressure her to hand over the login credentials of that Twitter account.
“Give me the login credentials of the Twitter account, and we will delete it,” her father said. He is a professor teaching Communist Party ideologies and "Xi Jinping Thought" at a university in her hometown.
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Latest: @Horror_Zoo has been living in Australia since 2019, where she attended quite a few protests supporting #HongKong's pro-democracy movement and she also organized several anti-government rallies. She thought she'd be relatively safe from #Beijing's surveillance, ...
... but at the end of April, she received a call from her father on WeChat, and when she picked up, she realized her father was at the local police station in Hefei City, Anhuei province. A local policeman surnamed Hu took over the phone and began to question her about ...
... a @Twitter account that has been posting content mocking the Chinese president #XiJinping. The police man demanded that she handed in the login credentials of the Twitter account and asked her to return to #China immediately.
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Small, scattered installations and signs in commemoration of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre and a growing crowd outside the Victoria Park, where #HongKong govt has banned the annual vigil on the grounds of public health.
Only before seven, but some have pushed down the gates and urging others to enter the field.
“The govt used ridiculous reasons like this construction sign to prevent citizens from using this sport field, especially on an important day like this one, it should make us angry, says a man, who then pushed down the gates surrounding the field.
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Latest for @dw_chinese - Tomorrow is the 31st anniversary of #TiananmenMassacre, and as part of my coverage, I interviewed human rights lawyer @tengbiao and June Fourth student leader @ZhouFengSuo, asking them to reflect on the development within #China ..…
... over the last year through the initial goal of the June Fourth Movement from 31 years ago. Over the last year, #Beijing increased its crackdown on all sectors of the civil society, jailing more activists, human rights lawyers and ordinary citizens.
Additionally, they expanded their crackdown on civil society to #HongKong, triggering a months-long protest against a controversial extradition bill. Since then, spaces within civil society for citizens to initiate events critical of the Chinese government is rapidly ...
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