Around 1,000 people gather at Victoria Park, many shout slogans in Mong Kok, purple flags hoisted by police, 6 arrested in total (Updated: 9pm)

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4th June 2021 – (Hong Kong) The police banned Hong Kong Alliance from holding the “June 4th” candlelight vigil in Victoria Park tonight (4th), and for the first time cited the “Public Order Ordinance” to close the central lawn, football and basketball courts of Victoria Park and the passages leading to these places.

However, a large number of people gathered in Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and Victoria Park this evening. At 8.30pm, a large number of people gathered at Sai Yeung Choi South Street in Mong Kok. During this period, someone chanted the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of times” and the police immediately hoisted the purple flag to warn the people to disperse.

Wang Yat Chin, the convener of the student political organisation “STPOLITICISM” was arrested in Mong Kok. At least 6 people in total were arrested in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay. They were four men and two women aged between 20 and 75, respectively, suspected of publicising or publishing unauthorised assembly, ordinary assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct in public places, and obstruction of police officers from performing their duties.

 At around 9pm today, some protestors gathered on Percival Street, Causeway Bay.  Some people obstructed the traffic by shouting and throwing miscellaneous objects including rubbish and rubbish bin onto the road. Police warned all protestors to stop all illegal acts immediately.

Causeway Bay.

Earlier at 8pm, many people walked outside Victoria Park with electronic candlelight. The police officers on the scene immediately urged the public not to participate in the illegal assembly. During this period, they raised the purple “National Security Law” flag and the yellow warning flag to tell the citizens to leave, otherwise everyone would be involved in an unauthorised assembly.

The public gathered on the sidewalks of Great George Street and Victoria Park on Gloucester Road. Some raised their flashlights or mobile phones. The police immediately raised yellow flags on the pavements on both sides of Great George Street. After that, a large number of police officers stopped on the road to form a line of cordon.

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