4 arrested in Hong Kong on 35th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown

Authorities in Hong Kong arrested four people on the 35th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy protests that occurred in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

The arrests were made on Tuesday. Security was tight in places around a park where people in Hong Kong used to gather for annual vigils on June 4. The event has not been held since 2019, due to the government's crackdown.

Police officers in Hong Kong say they arrested four people between the ages of 23 and 69. They say a 68-year-old woman was detained on suspicion of violating Hong Kong's new national security legislation, which took effect in March. They say she chanted slogans on the street with the intention of inciting hatred against the authorities, including the Chinese government.

The authorities also transported five other people, including one Japanese man, to a police department. But they reportedly released the individuals later.