Thousands Gather At Tainanmen Square In Hong Kong Despite Covid19 Restrictions.

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Brief History

The Tainanmen protest commonly known as the June 4th incident.

The popular national movement inspired by the Beijing Protest is sometimes called the ’89 Democracy Movement. the protest was led by groups of students, intellectuals and labor activists. Most protesters did not like the way the communist party of China ran the economy. some also wanted a change towards democracy. Most people protested on Tainanmen square in Beijing, but some also did in other cities like Shanghai. the protest in other cities other than Beijing remained peaceful.

On June 4, i989, the government used force to end the protest which began on April the 15th. Estimates of death toll vary from several hundreds to thousands, with thousands who were left injured. This ugly incident took place under the reign of Deng Xiaoping.

The square contains the Monuments to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong {the Predecessor of Den Xiaoping}.

The memory of the Tiananmen Square Massacre is associated with questioning of the communist party rule and remains one of the most sensitive widely considered topics in China.

4th June 2020 

The outbreak of the coronavirus has not deterred the people of China in any way as tens of thousands gathered on the streets and parks of Hong Kong yesterday being the 4th of June despite the event not being officially supported following the ban on gatherings above eight persons as a result of the pandemic.

the vigil was a very powerful symbol that the spirit of the territory’s people remained intact said Barr. Anthony Dapiran. He also said that the event signified that the people of Hong Kong were still very passionate about democracy in their city.

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