Candlelight vigil in Hong Kong commemorates 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Candlelight vigil in Hong Kong commemorates 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Thousands attended a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. On June 4, 1989, the Chinese government deployed troops to crackdown on pro-democracy, student-led protests. It is estimated that hundreds, if not thousands, were killed that day, although Chinese authorities have yet to release an official death toll. Organizers estimated that 110,000 gathered for the vigil, while police estimated only 18,000 took part. Hong Kong is one of the few places under Chinese control that such commemorations are allowed. Nearly three decades later, any public commemoration of the protests is still banned on the Chinese mainland. 15 days ago
Man attacks police officer with a hammer in Paris: This Is For Syria

Man attacks police officer with a hammer in Paris: This Is For Syria

A man was shot after he attacked a police officer next to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Eyewitness Kyle Riches shot video of the man lying on the ground after being shot. The man attacked a police officer with a hammer, yelling This is for Syria during the attack. The officer suffered minor injuries. The suspect was wounded in the chest. 15 days ago