by David Flumenbaum/ Huffington Post / June 4, 2009
Some call it the “Tiananmen Square Massacre,” others say the “Tiananmen Square Crackdown,” and in China it is known merely as an “incident,” the “June 4th Incident,” or as the Chinese say, “liù-sì shìjiàn“.
No matter how you refer to the 1989 democracy protests in Beijing and the brutal response by China’s military, on Thursday, June 4th, the world marks the event’s 20th anniversary.
For a time line of the events leading up to the events that shocked the world, check out this slideshow.
Here’s the best of the Tiananmen-anniversary-related news from around the world:
Hong Kong Remembers Tiananmen
While June 4th passed in Beijing quietly, it was a different story in Hong Kong, the China-ruled independent territory not subject to the mainland’s controls of information and news. TIME reports that 100,000 people in Hong Kong showed up for a massive candle-lit vigil Thursday evening in the city.
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