Phone lights signal Hong Kong’s Tiananmen memories still shine

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    As the clock struck 8pm in #HongKong’s shopping district of Mong Kok, dozens of people simultaneously turned their mobile phone lights on, a small gesture of defiance in a city where mass remembrance of #Beijing’s #Tiananmen crackdown has been banned. Historically, candles are lit at 8pm and a minute’s silence held at 8.09pm — to signal the year 1989. FRANCE 24’s Oliver Farry.

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