Participants take part at the candlelight vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2018 in Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, memories of China's Tiananmen Square massacre are being erased

Updated 9:42 PM ET, Fri June 3, 2022

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Hong Kong (CNN)For decades it was a symbol of freedom on Chinese controlled soil: every June 4, come rain or shine, tens of thousands of people would descend on Victoria Park in Hong Kong to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

The atmosphere would be at once defiant and somber. Speakers would demand accountability from the Chinese Communist Party for ordering the bloody mi