The 32nd anniversary of June 4] The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China’s Candlelight Vigil was opposed by the Security Bureau, and Tsai Yiu-cheong called on Hong Kong people to mourn separately.

The police drove away the representatives of the group, saying that the street station caused many people to gather.

The 32nd anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Incident is approaching, the police used epidemic prevention as a reason to prohibit the gathering, opposing the Alliance to hold the June 4 march and candlelight vigil, the Alliance applied to the Security Bureau for an appeal and plea was rejected, the secretary of the Alliance, Tsai Yiu-cheong, said he was disappointed with the decision of the Appeal Board and criticized the police for constantly using the epidemic as an excuse to stop the public’s right to march and gather. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) will stop promoting the June 4 rally and organizing street stalls with immediate effect, and members will not participate in activities in the name of the organization. On Saturday (29), some groups and citizens who took the initiative to commemorate June 4 were expelled by police officers on the grounds of violating the “restriction on gathering”. (By Liu Shaofeng/Chan Chun-ho)

The police issued a notice of objection to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) on Thursday (27), citing epidemic prevention and control as the reason for opposing the proposed “June 4 march” on May 30 and banning the June 4 candlelight memorial gathering at Victoria Park on June 4. Tsai Yiu-cheong and two representatives of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) applied for an appeal to the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions of the Security Bureau, which was also rejected. Choi Yiu-cheong said that the Alliance had exhausted administrative and legal means to organize a legal and peaceful memorial service for June 4, but was prevented from doing so by the government, so he had no choice but to apologize to the public.

The police charged one person with a gathering restriction order. (Liu Shaofeng photo)

Tsai Yiu-cheong also said that the Alliance will stop promoting the June 4 rally, the June 4 day, the Alliance Standing Committee, members and volunteers will not be organized in the name of the Victoria Park, they will not be there, hoping that the safety of Hong Kong people, calling on the public to mourn the June 4 in their own way, hoping to return to the Victoria Park in the future. Tsai continued to say that the 32nd anniversary of the “June 4 Declaration” will be released online, the Tiananmen Mothers group representatives of the video clip will also be released.

A statement from the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) said that it has been trying its best to hold legal and peaceful marches and rallies in the hope that the public can safely light candles to commemorate the June 4 Incident, but it has been continuously prevented by the government.

Security Bureau statement that no one can participate in, or for the publicity or announcement of the June 4 march and rally, otherwise it will violate the law, said “if anyone tries to challenge the law, including the “Restriction of Gathering Order”, “Public Order Ordinance”, “Hong Kong National Security Law”, the police will be seriously dealt with according to law. ” A spokesman for the Security Bureau also said that participation in unauthorized assemblies is punishable by up to five years in prison; publicity or announcement of unauthorized assemblies is punishable by up to 12 months in prison.

Representatives of the CTU, LSD and Tiananmen Mothers set up a street station outside Kwai Chung Plaza at 4 p.m. Saturday, calling on the public not to forget June 4. Zou Xingtong, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, appeared in person to distribute leaflets.

Group representatives in the street station to distribute leaflets and calls for mourning June 4 about an hour later, about 10 police officers to the scene to drive away, staff Union Executive Committee member Deng Jianhua “open mike” during the speech, the police officers asked to copy down along with Deng Jianhua, including at least three representatives of the identity card. The police officers said that the public assembly does not involve 50 people do not need to apply, but they held a public rally so that the public gathered, “the people involved in violation of the gathering restrictions”, and that “if there is a common purpose, may be illegal”, said the police are filming the activities of the street station. Ms. Lin of the CTU said that she was filming the scene for the street station, but the police issued a ticket to her to prosecute, questioning the police referred to the violation of the “limit of gathering” guidelines are vague. She said the police ticketing her “unreasonable and unexplained”, and said that the police arrived at the scene only after many people gathered.

The director-general of the CTU, Mr. Mung Siu-tat, said that Hong Kong people will continue to fight for democracy no matter how many obstacles they face. Under the threat of different freedoms and rights, “if we give in, the regime will be more arrogant, Hong Kong people must stand firm.”