Hong Kong the focal point of Chinese dissent ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

June 2, 2014 8:41 PM

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Hong Kong the focal point of Chinese dissent ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, on June 3, 1989, China's People's Liberation Army marched on its own people, guns blazing, to retake Tiananmen Square from the students.

Protesters had been calling for greater openness, democracy and reform for months and their numbers had swelled into a mass movement that, by then, included the general public.

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