Tens of thousands of people are amassing in Hong Kong in a vigil to mark the 26th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre that killed untold numbers of young democracy seekers in Beijing, China's capital.
It was during protests by students calling for democratic reforms when the Chinese Army sat upon the students killing and jailing many. And to this day, the Chinese government has failed to provide a satisfactory accounting of the events or of the true numbers of martyrs.
Yet, while the Communists in Beijing have taken great steps over the years to restrict and to deny protests at Tiananmen Square to mark the event, freedom lovers in Hong Kong continue to pay homage to those martyred and to resurrect their own aspirations for democratic reforms in the former British colony.
Now, it is night in Hong Kong, and thousand upon thousands of the young and of the old have been drawn to the city center to remember Tiananmen Square, June 4, 1989.
Hong Kong, which has had its own mini-June 4 event with last year's occupy central movement by local students calling for democratic reforms, could witness another protest for freedom as a June 17 date looms for city to vote on a Beijing-vetted electoral package that democrats say makes a mockery of pledges to eventually grant the city universal suffrage, Reuters reported.
But on this night, June 4, 2015, in Hong Kong and in Taipei, Taiwan, yellow umbrellas will fill the air in hopes of freedom - a freedom for all the people to have true government of the people by the people.