Tiananmen Square Candlelight Vigil

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

Tiananmen Square Candlelight Vigil

On June 4, 1989, millions of peaceful demonstrators from the Chinese Democracy Movement gathered in Tiananmen Square, where thousands were brutally slaughtered. In every subsequent year, students, scholars, journalists, and politicians have joined with other human rights advocates to commemorate their sacrifice—except in China, where the official position of the Chinese Communist Party is that the events never happened. This position has been supported by Orwellian attempts to scrub any mention of these events from the textbooks used in Chinese classrooms to those parts of the internet Chinese subjects are permitted to access. This censorship has left the Tiananmen Massacre untouched and unresolved for the past 27 years. Every year we hold a Vigil to commemorate those who have suffered. 


Bookings are closed for this event.

Jun 3, 2016
7:30pm — 8:30pm

Victims of Communism Memorial, Massachusetts & New Jersey Avenue, Northwest, Washington DC,