27th July 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Alliance’s June 4th Museum was alleged to have not received a licence for a public entertainment venue. The museum which was dedicated to commemorating the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square temporarily closed down on 2nd June due to a licensing investigation.
Hong Kong Alliance stated that it has received a summons from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the case appear at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts today Hong Kong Alliance stated that after consulting legal opinions, it has decided to plead guilty.
No members from Hong Kong Alliance was present in court, and only a lawyer representing it pleaded guilty. The magistrate then imposed a fine of HK$8,000.
After the June 4th Museum was reopened on 30t May, it was inspected by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department on 1st June. They alleged that the museum had not received a license for entertainment venue and was suspected of violating the “Regulations on Places of Public Entertainment.”