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About 20 Chinese nationals assembled Friday outside the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo to mourn the death of ousted Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang.

The members of prodemocracy group Minzhu Zhongguo Zhenxian, who fled China after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, held a banner that read, “Mr. Zhao Ziyang is immortal.”

They observed three minutes of silence for the former party chief, who broke ranks in 1989 to sympathize with the Tiananmen Square protesters demanding democratic reforms.

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