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Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil attracts record turnout

Event on 30th anniversary comes amid debate over changes to extradition law

People attend a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on June 4 to mark the 30th anniversary of the crackdown on the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square demonstrations. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

HONG KONG -- A record number of people here gathered on a muggy Tuesday night to commemorate the 30th anniversary of China's suppression of unarmed protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, marking the milestone amid a debate on local extradition law.

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