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Time flies, the year 2018 marks the 29th anniversary of the June Fourth Incident of 1989. Over the past 29 years, the group of victims’ family members, 'Tiananmen Mothers' have never ceased to suffer from the grief of the loss of their loved ones.
For over half a century, the group is frequently targeted for surveillance, harassment, and suppression as they have pressed for a reappraisal of the 1989 protests, the pursuit of those responsible, and compensation for the victims' families. They have lived under discrimination and perceived as the “others”. They have been subjected to the monitoring of the public security organs during sensitive periods such as the 'Two Congresses,' Qingming (Tomb-sweeping Day), and June Fourth. The authorities view them as instability factors and send guards to their homes, monitor them, force them to travel, or put them under house arrests, and so on.
Twenty-eight years have gone by, Hong Kong Connection listens to the stories of the 'Tiananmen Mothers' and how they persisted in their journey of safeguarding the dignity of the deceased and seeking justice for the victims, a thorn-filled path of untold hardships and dangers, and repeated obstructions.