05 Jun '11, 3am

Almost 150,000 Attend Tiananmen Square Vigil in Hong Kong (VIDEO): #freeaiww #aiww

Almost 150,000 Attend Tiananmen Square Vigil in Hong Kong (VIDEO): #freeaiww #aiww

Almost 150,000 people attended a rally in Hong Kong's Victoria Park today, in commemoration of the attack on the protesters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4, 1989. Those at the rally lit candles and sang in memory of those who lost their lives 22 years ago. Pre-recorded footage by the Tiananmen mothers -- who all lost someone killed during the 1989 protests -- was shown. Activists described the human rights situation as deteriorating even more this year, as Chinese authorities have clamped down and arrested dissidents, lawyers, and others including world-renowned artist Ai WeiWei . Indeed, as the Wall Street Journal reports: In a sign of the issues on the minds of many attendees, vendors outside the park sold T-shirts with references to artist Ai Weiwei, an outspoken critic of the Chinese government who has been detained for more than a month, and the Jasmine Revol...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/almost-150-...

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