Photos: Biggest-Ever June 4 Candlelight Vigil in Hong Kong 180,000-Strong

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
June 4, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Over 180,000 people participated in this year's candlelight vigil
Over 180,000 people participated in this year's candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, where unprecedented mass demonstrations were cleared up by soldiers dispatched by the Chinese Communist regime. This year's attendance set a new record. (Sung Pi Lung/The Epoch Times)

More than 180,000 were present at the annual Tiananmen Square massacre candlelight vigil, in memory of the student protesters who were killed on June 4, 1989. The crowd was mixed, including were survivors, politicians, students, and residents of Hong Kong and mainland China. According to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, the organizer of this year’s vigil, attendance reached a record high.

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Tiananmen Square Massacre Candlelight Vigil in Hong Kong
180,000-Strong 

More than 180,000 participants filled up Victoria Park
More than 180,000 participants filled up Victoria Park, Hong Kong, in memory of the 1989 student massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Sun Qing Tian/The Epoch Times)
On June 4th 2012, candles were held up
On June 4th 2012, candles were held up at Hong Kong's memorial ceremony for the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 student massacre at Tiananmen Square. (Sun Qing Tian/The Epoch Times)
Fang Zheng, Tiananmen Square survivor, attends the memorial in person for the first time.
Fang Zheng, a survivor of the Chinese regime's violent crackdown on student protesters in 1989, attends the memorial in person for the first time. A tank rolled over Fang's legs. (Sung Pi Lung/The Epoch Times)

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A girl holds up a candle in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
A girl holds up a candle in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. (Sung Pi Lung/The Epoch Times)
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Students sit together at the yearly memorial for the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
Students sit together at the yearly memorial for the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre at Hong Kong's Victoria Park on June 4, 2012. (Sung Pi Lung/The Epoch Times)
A man stands in front of a billboard with lists of jailed dissidents in China.
A man stands in front of a billboard with lists of jailed dissidents in China. The lists include members of political parties other than the Communist Party, human rights activists and Falun Gong practitioners. (Sun Qing Tian/The Epoch Times)
Participants of the annual memorial hold up candles and posters.

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