Silence and heavy security in China and Hong Kong mark 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown


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Ken Moritsugu And Kanis Leung, The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing's Tiananmen Square had checkpoints and police vehicles on Tuesday as China tried to silence the 35th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong police arrested four people and swarmed a handful of others who tried to protest or commemorate as the effort extended beyond the mainland. China has long quashed any public memory of the military crackdown on months-long protests at the heart of its capital. An estimated 180,000 troops and police rolled in with tanks and armored vehicles and fired into crowds trying to...