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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong activists fear first ban on Tiananmen vigil won't be last

Police cite virus, but democracy supporters see pretext for Beijing's control

HONG KONG -- Jeremy Wong was 16 when he first attended the annual vigil in Hong Kong that marks the anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

Wong, now 36, has joined tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong's Victoria Park every year since, honoring the lives lost with candlelight and seeking accountability for the deadly crackdown. He participated over the years despite occasional heavy rain and thunderstorms.

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