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    Attempted to commemorate Tiananmen, several arrests in Hong Kong

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    (ANSA) – HONG KONG, June 05 – Hong Kong authorities arrested several people as they attempted to publicly commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre of June 4, 1989.

    AFP reporters saw at least half a dozen people taken away by police, most of them in the evening, including activist Yu Wai-pan from the League of Social Democrats (LSD) party. The same party said that Yu was subsequently released without charge, while another member, Lau Shan-ching, was arrested for wearing a T-shirt with the portrait of the late Chinese democracy activist Li Wangyang.

    The island’s authorities had warned that participating in “unauthorized assemblies” would carry the risk of a sentence of up to five years in prison. Much of Victoria Park, formerly the site of the annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the massacre, has been closed. The park and the adjacent Causeway Bay shopping district were heavily manned by police, who searched several people. (HANDLE).

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