2,000 civilians gather at Edinburgh Place to commemorate 6-month anniversary of clash in Admiralty, hundreds pay last respect to HKUST Student Chow at memorial service in Tai Wai


12th December 2019 – (Hong Kong) Today is the 6-month anniversary of the clash that took place in Admiralty, around 2,000 civilians gathered at the Edinburgh Place to sing ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ and to pray for those who sacrificed themselves during the pro-democracy movement. Some of them shouted the five demands while some waved pro-democracy flags and American flags. The organiser of the event urged the government to give a general amnesty to the 6,000 people arrested over the civil disturbances.

At 9.45pm, the crowd dispersed and the organiser claimed that a total of 43,000 people attended the gathering.

Edinburgh Place

Meanwhile, a memorial service at Tai Wai Po Fook Memorial Hall in Tai Wai was held from 5pm to 8pm for the 22-year-old student, Chow from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) who fell from the car park in Sheung Tak Estate, Tseung Kwan O during police clearance and died subsequently in hospital. The Principal of HKUST was present at around 4pm and he spent over 45 minutes before leaving. Many students and civilians turned up to pay their last respect at 5.30pm. There was even a long queue outside the Memorial Hall.

Huge queue outside Tai Wai Po Fook Memorial Hall.