An annual June 4 vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a fixture in Hong Kong for 30 years, has been banned by police. Photo: Dickson LeeAn annual June 4 vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a fixture in Hong Kong for 30 years, has been banned by police. Photo: Dickson Lee
An annual June 4 vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a fixture in Hong Kong for 30 years, has been banned by police. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong police ban city’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil for first time in 30 years, citing Covid-19 threat

  • Vigil organisers ask public to light candles across city, say supporters still plan to enter Victoria Park on June 4 to observe a moment of silence
  • Coronavirus concerns just a pretext for police to reject permit, veteran pan-democrat Lee Cheuk-yan argues
Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong
An annual June 4 vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a fixture in Hong Kong for 30 years, has been banned by police. Photo: Dickson LeeAn annual June 4 vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a fixture in Hong Kong for 30 years, has been banned by police. Photo: Dickson Lee
An annual June 4 vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a fixture in Hong Kong for 30 years, has been banned by police. Photo: Dickson Lee
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