‘Don’t Forget June 4’: Huge banner placed on Beacon Hill to commemorate Tiananmen Massacre

A banner that reads ‘don’t forget June 4’ was spotted on Beacon Hill this morning ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.
A banner that reads ‘don’t forget June 4’ was spotted on Beacon Hill this morning ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.

An enormous banner urging people not to forget the Tiananmen Square Massacre was unfurled on a prominent Hong Kong hillside as locals prepare to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing.

Firefighters received a report around 6am this morning that a banner reading “Don’t Forget June 4” had been spotted draped down the side of Beacon Hill in Kowloon.

Removal efforts were hampered by heavy rain, but firefighters managed to remove the banner by about 8:30am, according to Apple Daily.

The pro-democracy party League of Social Democrats, which has claimed responsibility for similar banners in the past, suggested on Facebook today that they were behind the latest display, posting a photograph of the sign with the caption: “See you at the Victoria Park vigil tonight!”

【毋忘六四】 今晚維園燭光晚會見!#人民英雄永垂不朽#屠夫政權遺臭萬年#六四30周年 #追究屠城責任

社會民主連線发布于 2019年6月3日周一

 

The post was referring to the annual gathering at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to commemorate those who lost their lives on June 4, 1989, when the People’s Liberation Army turned its tanks and guns on crowds of pro-democracy protesters who had been occupying Tiananmen Square for months.

The annual vigil, organized by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, is slated to officially get underway tonight at 8pm.

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