More than 100,000 protesters have flocked to Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to mark the 24th anniversary of China’s deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown.

On June 4, 1989 automatic gunfire and panic took hold of the iconic Beijing plaza as thousands of PLA troops moved in to evict student demonstrators.

But over two decades later there has still been no official apology or even recognition of what happened. No exact death toll has been released with estimates ranging from 200 to several thousand.

Mo Zhixu, a Beijing-based dissident, told The Daily Telegraph that Communist Party leaders would not succeed in airbrushing June 4 from Chinese history.

“I don’t think this [part of] history will be forgotten as time goes by. It represents the people’s rebellion against dictatorship,” he said.

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