Security tightened in China ahead of Tiananmen square anniversary

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Tinanmen SquareBEIJING, June 04-  Several people have been detained and security has been stepped up in Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing, which killed hundreds of protesters. 

China had earlier restricted access to Google and Internet search item related to the 1989 protest has been blocked according to news report. 

Several activists, journalists and lawyers were detained by the police ahead of the anniversary. The journalists were being followed by the police as they covered the event and people attempting to protest at the square are immediately being detained by the police, as per news reports.

While the Beijing is on its guard, thousands of people are gearing up to participate in a vigil to mark the anniversary in Hong Kong. 

The activists in Taiwan will be reportedly erecting an image of Tiananmen Square to mark the anniversary. 

China has termed the 1989 protests as “counter-revolutionary riots” and has banned people from holding a memorial. 

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