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Hong Kongers defy ban and hold Tiananmen candle memorial

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. Thousands defied a police ban to gather with candles in Hong Kong to mark China's bloody Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown in 1989 and accuse Beijing of stifling freedoms too on their semi-autonomous territory. Meeting in the city's Victoria Park, some chanted slogans such as "End one party rule" and "Democracy for China now" as they skirted an unprecedented prohibition on the annual vigil justified by police due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. Thousands defied a police ban to gather with candles in Hong Kong to mark China's bloody Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown in 1989 and accuse Beijing...more

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. Thousands defied a police ban to gather with candles in Hong Kong to mark China's bloody Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown in 1989 and accuse Beijing of stifling freedoms too on their semi-autonomous territory. Meeting in the city's Victoria Park, some chanted slogans such as "End one party rule" and "Democracy for China now" as they skirted an unprecedented prohibition on the annual vigil justified by police due to the coronavirus crisis. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A person wearing a protective face mask waves a Hong Kong independence flag as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A person wearing a protective face mask waves a Hong Kong independence flag as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A person wearing a protective face mask waves a Hong Kong independence flag as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A protester wearing a protective face mask pushes down barricades to attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester wearing a protective face mask pushes down barricades to attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester wearing a protective face mask pushes down barricades to attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, takes part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, takes part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, takes part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks and coverings wave Hong Kong independence flags as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks and coverings wave Hong Kong independence flags as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks and coverings wave Hong Kong independence flags as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A protester raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks gesture as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks gesture as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks gesture as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wave Hong Kong independence flags as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wave Hong Kong independence flags as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wave Hong Kong independence flags as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A man wearing a protective face mask looks on as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A man wearing a protective face mask looks on as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A man wearing a protective face mask looks on as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters sit on barricades as they attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters sit on barricades as they attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters sit on barricades as they attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, takes part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, takes part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, takes part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters wearing protective face masks take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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