Hong Kong Police Object Annual June 4th Vigil for Tiananmen Massacre, while organizer calls for a new way to commemorate: Let candles be lit everywhere in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Police on June 1 issued a letter of objection for the Annual Memorial for the massacre in 1989 Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The vigil had been held in Victoria Park for 30 years since 1989. This is the first time the vigil is cancelled by police’s order.
Before the police announcement, Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China) was already not optimistic about getting an approval, and stated that they already have a Plan B in mind.
Lee said, if the police intentionally use the gathering ban as a reason to ban the assembly, then the Alliance will call for a different way to commemorate, which is to light up candles everywhere in the city.
Source: Stand News