World's 1st museum dedicated to Tiananmen Square crackdown opens in Hong Kong
Published on Apr 26, 2014 11:09 PM
HONG KONG (AFP) - The world's first museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square crackdown opened in Hong Kong on Saturday with an emotive ceremony and protests from pro-China demonstrators.
Almost 25 years after the Chinese authorities' brutal repression of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing, the permanent exhibition is one of the only places in China where the massacre of June 3 to 4, 1989, can be commemorated.
All reference to the crackdown is banned on the mainland, where many remain unaware of it.
"The one thing I remember most vividly was that 25 years ago, right after the massacre, Beijing residents told us one thing - that we must tell the true story of what happened to the world," said Mr Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the pro-democracy group that is funding the museum.
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