Date
14 December 2017
A visitor views the photos of the 1989 protest movement at the museum. Photo: Reuters
A visitor views the photos of the 1989 protest movement at the museum. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong’s June 4th Museum opens before 25th anniversary

Hong Kong’s June 4th Museum opened in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday, about a month ahead of the 25th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on the student protest movement on Tiananmen Square in 1989, Apple Daily reported Monday.

The museum, established by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, features photos, films, books and other documents about the democracy movement. It is located on the fifth floor of the Foo Hoo Centre on Austin Avenue.

About half of the hundreds of visitors on opening day were from the mainland, alliance chairman and legislator Lee Cheuk-yan was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, Zhou Duo, known as one of the “four gentlemen of Tiananmen” in the 1989 protest, told Ming Pao Daily in an interview that anger is not the best way to commemorate the event but to work for gradual reforms such as strengthening the country’s legal foundation before calling for democratic elections.

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