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# Tiananmen Square

This year
# Jailed
Three organisers of Tiananmen square vigil sentenced to jail in Hong Kong
Three leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance were found guilty last week.
Last year
# China
Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.
The former Communist Party leader helped oversee the Chinese economic boom.
# 4 June
Police patrol Hong Kong park during crackdown of Tiananmen Square commemorations
Chinese troops opened fire on protesters demanding greater democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.
All time
# removed
Hong Kong universities remove more Tiananmen Square memorials
A statue and a plaque were taken down at two universities as the Chinese government continued its efforts to erase memories of the 1989 revolt.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.
# Hong Kong
'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers defied a ban on rallies in June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
# Accused
Organisers of this year's Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil appear in court
A vigil was held on 4 June after police ruled it could not take place due to coronavirus restrictions.
# China
China defends bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown as 'correct' policy days before 30th anniversary
Hundreds, or possibly more than 1,000, were killed, although the precise number of deaths remains unknown.
# 27 years
China is going to release the last Tiananmen Square protest prisoner
Miao Deshun will be released in October after nearly three decades in jail.
# restrictions
In pics: Huge parade at Tiananmen Square but Beijing residents barred from watching
The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types.
# then and now
Tiananmen Square 25 years on
The ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites
# 25 Years On
What happened to Tiananmen Square's famous - but anonymous - Tank Man?
“Maybe he was killed, maybe he was thrown in prison, maybe he went abroad, but it doesn’t matter any more.”
# Fight for Democracy
Chinese asked to fight for democracy as they remember Tiananmen Square
A new museum dedicated to the events of June 1989 will open in Hong Kong this week.
# China
China rounds up more critics on anniversary of Tiananmen protests
22 years on from the “counter-revolutionary riot” of Tiananmen Square, demonstrators are silenced once more.