As Hong Kong’s communist virus epidemic nears zero, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) reopened the June Fourth Memorial Hall on Sunday (30) with a new exhibition and the theme of “The 1989 pro-democracy movement and Hong Kong”. The memorial hall will also be open on the 32nd anniversary of June 4 for Hong Kong people to lay flowers in remembrance.
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China’s June 4 Memorial Hall was reopened on Sunday (30) after renovation last month, with the theme of “The 1989 pro-democracy movement and Hong Kong”, and in addition to displaying the original newspapers and articles related to the June 4 incident, a new photo exhibition was added this year to review the development of the 1989 pro-democracy movement and the supportive role of Hong Kong people through panels, hoping to review history and reflect from different perspectives. We hope to review the history and reflect on Hong Kong today from different perspectives.
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) reopened the June Fourth Memorial Hall on Sunday (30), setting up a photo exhibition on the “1989 pro-democracy movement and Hong Kong”, combining scenes from Beijing and the candlelight of the Victoria Park in the past years, in the hope that Hong Kong people will safeguard history and not forget the June Fourth Incident. The “June Fourth Movement and Hong Kong” photo exhibition was set up in the “1989 Democratic Movement and Hong Kong” pavilion. (Photo: Cheng Ming)
The theme of the exhibition is responsible for the Standing Committee of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC), Lo Hoi Ming said, because the authorities to prevent epidemics and restrict the gathering order not to approve this year’s memorial activities, so the venue set up an unprecedented “1989 pro-democracy movement and Hong Kong” photo exhibition, the Beijing scene and the past years of the Victoria Park candlelight combined out, so that Hong Kong people come to lay flowers in memory of the dead in 1989.
Lo Hoi Ming stressed that everyone has the responsibility to safeguard the memory: “As long as each of us takes one more step today, no amount of suppression will stop us from spreading the historical facts. Therefore, the Alliance calls on the public to visit the memorial hall, the history of the 1989 pro-democracy movement, to pass on the flame.”
The exhibition should not create any legal risks, unless we say that in today’s Hong Kong, even telling the truth, history and facts is against the law, and the exhibit is just a true and honest account of the people’s persistence over the past 32 years.”
Vice Chairman of the Alliance, Tsoi Yiu-cheong said that due to the ban on the Victoria Park rally, this year can not hold a legal and safe mourning June 4 rally, but does not mean that Hong Kong people can not mourn June 4, the exhibition hall for the first time set up a flower-laying area, he welcomed Hong Kong people to the Pavilion on the evening of June 4 to lay flowers, and will extend the Pavilion hours to 10 p.m.: “We believe that whether it is the Alliance or Hong Kong people, we will definitely adhere to the ‘do not forget June 4’, are able to calmly respond, we use a variety of ways to mourn June 4.”
Choi Yiu-cheong said that the restriction on gathering in private places does not apply, and in order to reduce the risk of an epidemic, the exhibition hall has used the online reservation form open to visit.
Asked whether they will be worried about the memorial hall is harassed, or banned from opening, Tsoi Yiu-cheong stressed that the exhibition is legitimate and reasonable, but it is difficult to assess the risk of being “kicked”: “If the number of people is high, it may be necessary to tide the way, we believe that is completely legal operation, so we are confident that there is no So we are confident that there is no problem. We will, of course, continue to take steps to deal with any possible provocation or challenge.”