Hong Kong police ban Tiananmen memorial vigil, citing Covid-19

Posted by on June 1, 2020 9:27 am
Categories: Global Stories

Announcement means event will not be held for first time since massacre in 1989

Hong Kong police have formally banned this week’s vigil for the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing Covid-19 measures.

The move had been expected, especially after the Hong Kong government extended its ban on public gatherings in groups larger than eight, but the announcement confirms that for the first time since the Chinese military killed untold numbers of protesters on 4 June 1989, there will be no commemorative event.

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