World's first museum dedicated to Tiananmen crackdown to open in Hong Kong
Published on Apr 18, 2014 8:54 PM
HONG KONG (AFP) - The world's first museum dedicated to the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown wants to convince Chinese visitors to fight for democracy when it opens in Hong Kong next week, almost 25 years on, organisers said on Friday.
The permanent exhibition, which is scheduled to open next Saturday, commemorates those killed in the authorities' brutal crushing of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing on June 3 to 4, 1989.
All reference to the crackdown is banned on the mainland, where many remain unaware of it.
The museum is funded by the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which also organises the annual June 4 candlelit vigil in Hong Kong attended by tens of thousands.
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