Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tiananmen Square Vigil Sees Record Turnout

The yearly vigil in Hong Kong marking the Tiananmen Square massacre had record turnout this year, though rather sparse coverage in the Western media. It looks like the vigil is becoming a magnet to express a range of dissatisfactions brewing in Hong Kong society. For instance:

Friday's candlelight vigil comes as Hong Kong's own democratic protesters are battling with local authorities over what they see as slow progress on promised direct elections. Earlier this year, a number of opposition lawmakers staged a mass resignation. In recent weeks, Beijing's top leaders in Hong Kong have engaged in rare meetings with more moderate democracy advocates in an effort to win support for a government-backed democracy plan.(1)

1'Thousands in Hong Kong Attend Tiananmen Vigil' - Wall Street Journal, Cheng
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