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Hope and mourning: Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen despite ban

Observers find ways to mark anniversary in face of arrests and Victoria Park shutdown

Police, which reportedly positioned 7,000 officers throughout the territory on Friday, blocked all entrances of Victoria Park and occasionally held up a yellow banner with a warning to passers-by. (Photo by Kenji Kawase)

HONG KONG -- Despite an official ban in Hong Kong against public commemoration of the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown against student and civilian protesters, people found ways to mourn the event.

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