Demonstrators Raise Candles and 'Torch of Democracy' at Tiananmen Square Vigil

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Published on June 5, 2019 - Duration: 01:11s

Demonstrators Raise Candles and 'Torch of Democracy' at Tiananmen Square Vigil

Tens of thousands of people were present at a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

According to reports from the South China Morning Post, organizers were expecting a record turnout, which would surpass the crowd of 180,000 seen in 2012 and 2014.

This footage shows the vigilโ€™s participants raising candles โ€“ including a large โ€œtorch of democracyโ€ โ€“ as music is played in Hong Kongโ€™s Victoria Park.

Credit: Cal Wong, Freelance Journalist via Storyful

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