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Protests held amid crackdown on commemoration of anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre

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Protesters participate in a silent prayer during a rally to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo

June 4 (UPI) — Demonstrators gathered Saturday in Japan to protest China’s crackdown on events marking the anniversary of the June 4, 1989, massacre of pro-democracy activists in Tiananmen Square.

Activists outside the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo and other places across Japan called for everyone to never forget Tiananmen Square, South Asia news agency ANI reported.

The protesters also called out Beijing’s various human rights violations and other violations of international law, including genocide in Xinjiang, suppression of the native language in Inner Mongolia, cultural genocide in Tibet and crackdown on freedom of speech in Hong Kong.

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