Vigil for pro-democracy protesters

PUBLISHED: 14:42 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 15 June 2010

THE nineteenth anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square by Chinese authorities will be marked in Lyme Regis this weekend.

THE nineteenth anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square by Chinese authorities will be marked in Lyme Regis this weekend.The town's Amnesty International group will be asking people to sign a letter to the Chinese government, which offers deep sympathy to the Chinese people for the recent earthquake disaster.It will also ask that the authorities stand by their human rights pledges, made when bidding to host the Olympic Games in Beijing.Amnesty members will mark the Tiananmen Square killings on Saturday, June 7, outside the former Three Cups, in Broad Street.The vigil will run from 10.30am to 3pm and there will also be postcards to sign to remember those who died and the bereaved parents who are not allowed to grieve in a public way.


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