August 6, 2020

Hong Kong activists charged for taking part in Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong (AFP) – Twenty-five Hong Kong democracy activists were charged Thursday with taking part in a banned June candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.They included prominent activist Joshua Wong, media tycoon Jimmy Lai and leaders of the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, and were formally charged with “knowingly taking part in an unauthorised assembly”. Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the alliance, was charged with organising the assembly on June 4 at the city’s Victoria Park.The annual candlelight vigil in Hong Kong usually …


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