China lets Hong Kong mark anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre

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A PRO-DEMOCRACY supporter and his son taking part in a rain-drenched candlelit vigil in Hong Kong yesterday, on the ninth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Peking.

In the first such ceremony under Chinese rule, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents gathered in Victoria Park to mourn the students who died in the massacre. Even though Peking has kept a light rein on Hong Kong since reassuming sovereignty last July, those who came to the vigil said it was important to remember those who died, and to ensure that their own rights do not erode.

Photograph: Craig Allen/AFP