Thursday, August 10, 2017

This Day in 1989: June 3, 1990, Tens of Thousands in Hong Kong Demonstrate on Anniversary

On June 3, 1990, an officially estimated a hundred thousand residents marched, despite pouring rain, in Hong Kong to mark the one-year anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre. The demonstration was organized by the Hong Kong Alliance of Supporting Democracy. Martin Lee and Szeto Wah led the possession, which carried coffins and flower wraths from downtown to the site of Xinhua News Agency.

The organizers themselves estimated the crowd to be 250,000, far exceeding their expectations. It was ten times of the number participating the demonstration on New Year's Day.

On the same day, commemorial activities of various sizes also occured in many big cities around the globe.

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