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Police in Hong Kong have arrested two people linked to organising vigils to mark China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. It’s the second year in a row that authorities have banned the anniversary after the controversial national security laws were enforced. As Andrea Nierhoff reports, activists say it’s another step closer to bringing the city in line with Beijing’s strict controls and shutting down dissent.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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