Security tight in China and Hong Kong on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary


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BEIJING/HONG KONG - Security was tight and access restricted to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, the 35th anniversary of the crackdown, while Hong Kong also increased policing as activists in Taiwan and elsewhere prepared to mark the date with vigils. Chinese tanks rolled into the square before dawn on June 4, 1989, to end weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations by students and workers. Television news images of a lone Chinese man in a white shirt standing in front of a column of tanks spread around the world and became the iconic image of the demonstrations. Decades after the military crackdown,...