The organiser of the Hong Kong Tiananmen massacre vigil has called upon citizens to light candles across the city to mourn victims of the bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing, as the annual Victoria Park event may not go ahead as planned under the extended coronavirus social gathering ban.

At the reopening of the June 4th Museum on Wednesday, Lee Cheuk-yan of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China accused the government of using the epidemic as a pretext to interfere with the vigil.

June 4th Museum reopens. Photo: screenshot.

Lee slammed the latest round of Covid-19 measures as “disproportionate,” as the government announced it would relax restrictions on religious gatherings – with senior secondary school students set to resume classes next Wednesday – but public gatherings of more than eight people would remain prohibited.



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