In Pictures: High security and mini acts of defiance as Hong Kong seeks to thwart Tiananmen crackdown commemorations

Police carried out a large security operation during the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown that resulted in multiple arrests on Saturday, as individual Hongkongers attempted to stage mini acts of defiance around Victoria Park on Saturday.

Victoria Park is empty as commemorative activities to mark the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989 are muted across Hong Kong. Photo: HKFP.

On Friday, police cordoned off parts of the park in Causeway Bay, which for some 30 years was the site of annual candlelight vigils to remember those who died during the 1989 crackdown.

This year, commemorative masses have been axed and police have warned Hongkongers that they risk five years in prison if they illegally gather.

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