Hong Kong, Macao Authorities Ban Events Commemorating June 4 Tiananmen Square Massacre

People hold candles as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2019. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
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Both Hong Kong and Macao authorities have banned residents from participating in events in memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, days prior to June 4—a historic day when leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ordered a massacre of anti-regime protesters. On June 1, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam emphasized during a press briefing that all agencies, groups, media outlets, and schools should conform to the Beijing-imposed Natio
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