Hong Kong museum commemorating Tiananmen Square protests closes
Row with landlord comes amid concern about what activists see as growing restrictions on Hong Kong’s freedoms by China. China’s only museum commemorating the 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is to close temporarily after a long-running legal battle with the management and owners of the building it is housed in. The museum opened in April 2014. Unlike in mainland China where the 1989 crackdown on student-led protests remains taboo, the museum – and an annual candlelight vigil attended by tens of thousands every year – is legal in Hong Kong.