For 18 years, Hong Kong people have been insisting to join the candle night vigil in Victoria Park in memory of June 4 Massacre in 1989. This year, probably more people would come out to rescue the history.
The controversy lies in the commentary of Ma Lik, the Chair person of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), a pro China political party in Hong Kong. He tried to argue that June 4 is not a massacre in term of scale and that Hong Kong people need more patriot education to fasten the democratization process.
At the Eve of June 4 Eighteenth Year Memorial, Human Rights Watch issued a statement against China’s government’s failure to account for the massacre of June 4, 1989, which would eventually defy Olympic gloss.
Seechuen was surprised how quick and how much the truth had been distorted in the past few years. However, he still thanked Ma Lik so that June 4 photos could reappear in mainstream newspapers:
Horizon devoted this song (from youtube), with his collection of photos to the mothers who could not find their children in the Tiananmen Square:
When people are afraid of the pain, they would block the feelings,
Building walls to put the pain in prison.
The feelings, however, want to escape and challenge the wall.
“Why don't you just escape? Get the hell out of here!”
Would be the best pain killer
Last week, I brought the song with me,
The ear phones connected directly to my brain, and the song ran continuously.
Well, in the first few years,
I have already infected with a disease
And it has never been cured.
Duimanpark pointed out that Hong Kong people's attitude towards June 4 is out of genuine patriotism:
From April to June, the political turmoil had given millions of Hong Kong people a lived “national education”. The pulse of Hong Kong people was connected with China, and experienced the meaning of “Blood is thicker than water”, they took down the money minded attitude, and cultivated the sprawl of democracy with their hearts.
I still remember that one or two days after the June 4 Massacre, our school was singing the national anthem, that was the first time I got to know of the song.