It’s been difficult to keep up with thousands of media reports published this week about the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Many new videos were created as well. Here is a sample of them.

Zeng Jinyan, the wife of imprisoned activist Hu Jia, was prevented from leaving her home this week. She did not have any planned activity for the Tiananmen anniversary. She was only going to go to her mother’s birthday celebration and the police forced her and her daughter back into their apartment. She became very upset after that incident. Reuters had a phone interview with her about it:

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Activists were not the only ones harassed this week. Journalists were given a hard time trying to enter Tiananmen Square on June 4th. They were greeted with the “umbrella treatment.”

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There was at least one commemoration event took place on China’s soil. An estimated 150,000 people gathered in Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil.

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In the US, many events were held in Washington DC. Former Tiananmen student leader, Wang Dan spoke at the Heritage Foundation about the 1989 protests and the crackdown.

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Also in Washington DC, Congress passed a resolution recognizing the 20th Tiananmen anniversary. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke in support of the bill. She also had an article published on The Huffington Post.

Aside from videos, there is a multimedia piece of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recalling the events of 1989 when he was the Beijing bureau chief for the Times. Kristof also described his vivid memory of the crackdown in his column this week.

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