29 Jan '11, 5am

Hundreds mourn Hong Kong democracy icon

Hundreds mourn Hong Kong democracy icon

HONG KONG: Several hundred people packed into a Hong Kong church Saturday to mourn a democracy icon who helped dissidents escape China after the Tiananmen crackdown, with two exiled activists notably absent. As the funeral of Szeto Wah, 79, began six bells rang out in succession, followed by four more, symbolising June 4, the date in 1989 when China began its bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen protests which saw hundreds killed. "He was a hero to the Hong Kong people -- we are so proud of him," Tracy Lai told AFP. "We really loved this person. He had a respect for peace and freedom." Kin Kuan, a 37-year-old mechanic, said the outspoken campaigner and long-time city legislator always stuck to his ideals. "He always held strong to demonstrate that humans need democracy and (civil) rights," Kin said. But two former student leaders exiled from China and who were close to Szeto ...

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