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As Hong Kong recalls Tiananmen killings, China muffles dissent

Tens of thousands of people hold a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2014 to mark the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters 25 years ago in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Public discussion of Tiananmen is forbidden in China and online references to it are heavily censored, leaving many of the country’s youth ignorant of what happened. “I had never heard of the Tiananmen incident until I was studying in the United States when I was 18,” said a 25-year-old woman, who was visiting Hong Kong from Beijing.

(via haaretz)