Hong Kong, vigil over the Tiananmen Square massacre prohibited: it is the first time in 30 years

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Nothing watches to remember the massacre in the square Tiananmen. The police of Hong Kong, for the first time in thirty years, he opposed “a letter of objection” to the annual celebration with the traditional candles on June 4 in memory of the mass protests of 1989, the antechamber of the fall of the former Soviet Union and where the Chinese repression left an unknown number of victims. The denial, reported byOriental Daily based on a note received from the organizers, it is motivated by the rules adopted (such as stop ad gatherings is events) against the spread of COVID-19 which expire on June 4 and comes a few days after the imposition of the national security law by Beijing on the former British colony, which has been shaken by anti-protests for months Beijing and pro democracy.

The appointment has been held since 1990 and often sees the participation of more than 100 thousand people. TO Hong Kong, with 1,082 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths since the beginning of thesanitary emergency, the ban on gatherings with more than eight people is in effect until June 4th. Already in recent days, appeals were circulating in which the inhabitants were asked to organize vigils private with groups of up to eight people to ‘don’t forget’ while respecting the regulations.

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