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Hong Kong police ban the vigil for the first time in 30 years to commemorate the Tiananmen massacre

June 1, 2020

Hong Kong police reported on Monday that the vigil commemorating the Tiananmen massacre was banned for the first time in 30 years due to security concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization of the vigil, the alliance to support the Democratic Patriotic Movement in Hong Kong, made sure to keep a minute’s silence at night in Victoria Park and urged people across the city to light candles and join online to commemorate the Internet of what happened on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

For this purpose, around 60 stands will be distributed at which the members of the organization, with the help of opposition MPs, will distribute candles, as they explained to the newspaper ‘South China Morning Post’.

Hong Kong police ban the vigil for the first time in 30 years to commemorate the Tiananmen massacreHong Kong police ban the vigil for the first time in 30 years to commemorate the Tiananmen massacre

The ban was announced this Monday, the day the region registered three more cases of coronavirus after two weeks without new infections.