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Hong Kong Digital Vision: 17th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre :: Photoblog in Hong Kong

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

17th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Date: 4 June, 2006 (Sunday)
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: The football fields in Victoria Park (Google Map)
Equipment Used: Camera: Canon 30D, Len: Canon17-40mm 4.0 L
Theme: The candlelight vigil will be held to commemorate those who were killed in the June 4th Massacre in China and express our eagerness for democracy, freedom, human rights and rule of law.

More than 44,000 Hong Kong people full up 4 football filed join candlelight vigil to remember June fourth massacre in Beijing 17 year ago.

"Only a country that respects history, takes responsibility for its past, and wins over the trust of the people of Asia and the world at large can take greater responsibility in the international community." - Wen Jiabao , China Premier. 12 April, 2005

"只有一個尊重歷史的國家,敢於對歷史負責的國家,才能贏得亞洲及世界人民的信任,才可以在國際社會上發揮更大的作用。" - 中國總理 溫家寶 2005
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4 June,1989 People’s Liberation Army had killed civilians at Tiananmen square with troops and tanks, killing thousands to quell a "counterrevolutionary rebellion" or later called it the "1989 political storm" .

More info about the issue can found here:

1.9-meter model of the makeshift symbol of the "Goddess of Democracy"

Some protester laying wreath and flowers in front of the memorial

Light up the seventeen candle

"I believe the children are our are future. Teach them well and let them lead the way...."

Member of Jiang Zhongzheng Hong Kong association (蔣中正香港協會) waving National Flag of the Republic of China.

Another world is possible!?

Let the Candle Burn

Candle in the wind

The flame in people's hearts will not die, people will not forget and history will not just disappear.

Accompanied by 2 teenager, alliance chairman Szeto Wah wearing T-shirts with the message "Rehabilitate the June Fourth Movement" "Defend the Citizenship" began the rally.

"Don't forget June 4 ..."

(From Left) Lee Wing-tat (李永達), head of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, Martin Lee Chu-ming (李柱銘), Lau Chin Shek (劉千石),Han Dongfang (韓東方)

Sang Songs

Chanted Slogans

Pro-democracy legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, "Today, there are 44,000 people attend the candlelight vigil in Victoria Park...."

The flame in people's hearts will not die, people will not forget and history will not just disappear.

"Seventeen years have passed since the June 4 incident. Mainland China has achieved great economic growth over the last 17 years. These achievements have also brought prosperity and economic benefits to Hong Kong and allow us to reflect on the incident in an objective perspective." - Donald Tsang Yam-kuen , Hong Kong Chief Executive. 4 June 2006

"關於六四事件,香港人已經好清楚,當然這件事已經有17年,17年來內地有舉世矚目的大變化,這變化為香港帶來繁榮及很多經濟效益,令港人可以在這段時間做一個客觀的評估。我好相信現時港人對這問題所採取的態度,是好自然的反應。" - 曾蔭權, 4 June, 2006

That's a shame for the one who claimed himself as Hong Kong Guy, who drink Hong Kong water and flowing Hong Kong blood inside his body. Shame on you!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for linking! :)

to quote a mainlander:

see you next year, same place, same time.

Wed Jun 07, 01:18:00 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

謊言? I'd like to offer couple more reference in addition to PBS Frontline's "The Tank Man", where it reported the fact Chinese government did investigate this, and release casualty figure of 240 some dead (incidentally in-line with our own NSA intel estimate.)

An article by Gregory Clark on pack journalism:


"the so-called massacre was in fact a mini civil war as irate Beijing citizens sought to stop initially unarmed soldiers sent to remove students who had been demonstrating freely in the square for weeks. When the soldiers finally reached the square there was no massacre."

An article by Columbia Journal Review on passive journalism:


"as far as can be determined from the available evidence, no one died that night in Tiananmen Square.
Hundreds of people, most of them workers and passersby, did die that night, but in a different place and under different circumstances."

[Just for reference, throwing molotov cocktail at riot police is a crime in US.]

Wed Jun 07, 03:36:00 AM GMT+8  
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Blogger Cosima said...

These are very impressive photos. Great job.

Mon Jun 12, 03:51:00 PM GMT+8  

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