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Authorities ban Tiananmen Square massacre vigils in Hong Kong and Macau, dropping COVID pretence

Authorities have for the first time explicitly banned Tiananmen Square massacre memorial events in Macau for political reasons, while officials in Hong Kong cited "subversion" as well as COVID-19.

Last year was the first time since 1989 that memorial events were not held in the two Special Administrative Regions, ostensibly due to the coronavirus pandemic — although some Hongkongers still marked the occasion.

  • Bang Xiao and Jason Fang
  • ABC News

But this year, activists say the local authorities have dropped any real …

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