By: Christie Chen
Taipei, June 4 (CNA) Over 200 people attended a candlelight vigil in Taipei on
Thursday to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre and to voice support for political dissidents in China.
Participants, among them students from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, lit candles at the event in front of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing on June 4, 1989.
During the event, some participants held umbrellas aloft as a gesture of defiance against what they see as China’s suppression of human rights, freedom and democracy. The umbrella is a symbol of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that took place last year. [FULL STORY]