By: Christie Chen
Taipei, June 2 (CNA) People who attend a vigil on the 26th anniversary of the
Tiananmen Square massacre in Taipei on Thursday will hold yellow umbrellas — a symbol of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement — to remember the tragedy that took place in Beijing in 1989, organizers said Tuesday.
Two hundred yellow umbrellas will be distributed to participants, who are also encouraged to bring their own umbrellas to the annual event, said Hsu Yu-ling (許鈺羚), a member of event co-organizer the Association of Taiwanese Students for the Democratization of China.
A large image showing Beijing’s Tiananmen Square will be erected at the site of the vigil and participants will be encouraged to open their yellow umbrellas in front of it as a symbol of resistance against China’s suppression of human rights, freedom and democracy, organizers said.
“This year we are holding up umbrellas to echo Hong Kong people’s call (for democracy),” said Yang Hsien-hung (楊憲宏), head of the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights, another of the organizers. [FULL STORY] To see a video which was taken in 1989 in Tiananmen Square CLICK HERE