China criticized on Saturday die US and European Union consulates in Hong Kong for lighting candles to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen events on Jan.
Candles were lit on Friday evening on the windows of the US consulate building next to the residence of the Beijing-appointed Hong Kong Prime Minister Carrie Lam and the offices of the European Union.
The two missions released in the social media images of burning candles in memory of the Tiananmen.
A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong said: “Any attempt to use Hong Kong for infiltration or sabotage activities against the mainland will be over die red line not tolerated. “
He added: “We are demanding die competent state bodies in Hong Kong once again to stop immediately… yourself in die Interfering with Hong Kong and China internal affairs in general and avoiding playing with fire. “
Three decades have passed in Hong Kong’s huge crowds, sometimes tens of thousands, gathered and lit candles on June 4th to show them off die To remind people die 1989 were killed when tanks and soldiers were pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing shattered.
In the last few years die Crowds to commemorate the anniversary have grown since die Hong Kong residents have become increasingly angry at Beijing’s harsh rule on the island. The authorities have die this year’s meeting, however, is prohibited at a time in after massive, sometimes violent demonstrations for die Democracy was cracked down on critics two years ago.
But dived on Friday evening in the whole city shows signs of defiance, as dozens of people at the same time in lighted their cell phones in different neighborhoods as a reminder.
There were calls on the internet too in them die People were asked to turn off the lights in the house and put candles on their windows.
Public June 4th commemoration ceremonies are banned in mainland China, and until recently, semi-autonomous Hong Kong was the only place in China, where large ceremonies were allowed.
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