Yesterday, June 4, was the 22nd anniversary of the government crackdown on pro-democracy student leaders in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Here’s a quick roundup of links:
- In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of people gathered in Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil. Hong Kong police detained 53 people after the vigil.
- In Taipei, students at top universities organised a vigil at Liberty Square that attracted hundreds. Wang Dan (王丹), one of the student leaders in the 1989 movement, was present to give a speech. See reports by Taipei Times and Focus Taiwan.
- New Wikileaks released to The Daily Telegraph partly confirm the Chinese government’s account that there was no massacre inside Tiananmen Square. Read extracts from the cables here.
- The Daily Telegraph also offers us a quick look at where some of the key figures in the TIananmen Square protests are today.
- At least five of the Tiananmen Square protestors still remain in jail today, 22 years on.
- In Beijing, security around the square remained tight as the government rounded up more government critics, including Bao Tong, former aide to the late liberal Communist Party secretary Zhao Ziyang.