June Fourth Incident Memorial Day of Hong Kong (六四燭光晚會)

Police this year is not interfereing with the human traffic
Police this year is not interfereing with the human traffic

When we talk about human rights, Hong Kong people are always into it if they care about their motherland. Being here as a citizen of Hong Kong, it’s also an open window to the world, to speak about freedom that the Chinese people must have. What happened in Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 was a man slaughter. Pictures of that incident speaks all – Man vs. Tanks.

Soon-to-be Chief Executive tshirt
Soon-to-be Chief Executive tshirt

Political Party seeks for donation
Political Party seeks for donation

Councilor - Cheung Man Kwong
Councilor – Cheung Man Kwong

Everyone in Hong Kong remembers the night when the Chinese Army clears out the Tiananmen Square with tanks, men/women were shot. Thousands were killed and injured. The survivors of the political rally back then some had survived, released and migrated to countries outside China. They were the lucky ones. And ones that we respect the most. The fact is I respect the political rally as a whole. The people were so united and wanted a new government. Even it failed back then, doesn’t mean it won’t happen. We all want it happen soon. We all demand the Chinese government to mourn for the dead, apologize, and come up with a better governing system. That speaks for all of us. We wish China will be a better country and looked up by the world.

Participants

Masked Participant

Participant rushing for candles
Participant rushing for candles

I participated the Memorial event tonight at the Victoria Park the first time. It’s the 23rd anniversary this year. The chanting and the beautiful sea of candle lights lit up the clear sky tonight. I believe me as the generation that not really witnessing the incident back in 1989 gives an impact to the memorial day. We’re learning about the country, we’re caring our country so much that we want to remember the history from the past. Tonight there’s a record-breaking 180,000 estimate head counts by the organizer. Part of the reason was because of the growing number of mainlanders are attending the event. It’s really moving when we see the mainland Chinese are aware of what happened in June 4th, 1989. I was only 5 when the crackdown happened..

Participants

Mainland Participants

Candle lights

Candle lights

Candle lights

Candle Light

Leader of the event organizer at a press conference - Lee Cheuk Yan
Leader of the event organizer at a press conference – Lee Cheuk Yan

Leader of the event organizer at a press conference - Lee Cheuk Yan

Camera guys at a press conference

Famous TV reporter - Mr. Pang
Famous TV news reporter – we both share the same last name, Mr. Pang

Backstage
Backstage

The emptied stage
Emptied stage

I hope democracy can soon one day be in China. Really wish to see that sooner..

See you again next year
See you again next year – it says

今年是本人第一次參加六四燭光晚會, 心情不是那麼想像中沉重。但是我感覺到我的出席是代表中華民族一段過去的破裂歷史做一個見證。我出席的目的不是想一件不能平反的事件做出什麼,我是想世界知道我一個記憶中没有特別印象的人, 都關心社會和自己的母国。我自己也非常痛心中國的人權不是有特別大的改進。

燭光晚會雖然我覺得有點兒悶,唱的歌只有四五首,可是訊息是有的,少了華叔的毋忘六四真的差了多少份量。

明年再見。

11 thoughts on “June Fourth Incident Memorial Day of Hong Kong (六四燭光晚會)

  1. History are meant to be studied; to be improved if it’s good; not repeated if it’s bad.
    Good luck, Hong Kong. Good luck, China.

    1. Thanks Alice. I was so afraid I wouldn’t capture anything interesting as I wasn’t walking around only participating. I was moved the speech gave by 方政.

    1. thanks sleepwalking! i was only a 5 year old kid. i had no idea what happened that day and the following developments back then. this memorial virgil reminds everyone what happened that day.

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