The massacre at the Field of Heavenly Peace took place on the night of June 3-4, 1989. The army was sent into the field and the tanks also entered. The Chinese authorities have calmed student and worker protests in a very bloody way. According to various estimates, at that time from 200 to 2.7 thousand people died. People.
However, the daily reports, a declassified telegram by the then British ambassador to Beijing, Alan Donald, was published a few years ago to the British Foreign Office. The minimum number of civilians who lost their lives is 10,000. Donald wrote in the diplomatic letter.
The brutal pacification reminiscent of the “Tiananmen Square Massacre” is being censored in China, possibly referred to as the “June 4 Incident”.
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Just before the 33rd anniversary, the Chinese warned several Western consulates in Hong Kong not to publicly celebrate the events of 1989. Previously, the regime had prohibited annual vigils there. Over the years, residents flocked to Victoria Park, but as of 2019 it is illegal. Despite this, in 2020 their number reached 180,000 again people lit candles in memory of the massacre victims.
As confirmed by the euractiv portal, 2022 is the first year in 33 years that there have been no official or semi-official anniversary celebrations in Hong Kong.
Polish diplomacy remembers the victims
Did you know that Poland is the largest producer of candles in the European Union? We produce nearly 40% of all candles in the EU! The history of industrial production of candles in Poland dates back to the end of the 19th century. The first candle factory in Poland was established in 1852 in Pozna. Initially, only church candles were produced. Over time, factories began to produce candles for home use, as well as candles for specific purposes, such as grave candles or Christmas tree candles – we read in the entry.
The consulate confirms that the value of candles produced in Poland is 619 million euros. Germany and Italy come in second and third (164 million euros).
The entry into the Polish consulate in Brussels has already been observed. “The Polish consulate is hunting the local authorities,” Irish EU correspondent Finbarr Birmingham wrote. The entry was also appreciated by Hong Kong residents themselves, who left candles in the comments.
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