Monday, June 04, 2007

A Somber Anniversary

18th anniversary of Tiananmen marked
HONG KONG - Survivors of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing marked the event's 18th anniversary on Monday by demanding political reform in China. Thousands were expected to mourn the dead at a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong.

The day began quietly in the massive Tiananmen Square, where tourists gathered to watch a daily flag-raising ceremony amid tight security. Police usually quickly snuff out any memorials, and there were no immediate reports of protests.


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