4th June 2020 – (Hong Kong) Despite the fact that LCSD has earlier cordoned off the entrances to the basketball court area in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay with crowd control barriers, chairman of Hong Kong Alliance, Lee Cheuk-yan led over 100 people into the basketball court area at 6.45pm this evening to carry out the vigil for Tiananmen Square Massacre. Some pushed down the barriers and a few waved the American flags. The number of participants slowly increased to almost ten thousand people at 9pm . The assembly was considered illegal as police issued a letter of objection to Hong Kong Alliance earlier.
Some of the protesters held candles while pro-democracy activists such as Eddie Chu, Joshua Wong And Nathan Wong were also present. Joshua was seen at the Demosisto stall set up earlier in Causeway Bay to urge others to join him in the vigil.
Albert Ho, Leung Kwok-hung, Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai also turned up at around 6pm earlier to attend the illegal vigil.
Police were on standby nearby and warned those present to disperse immediately. At 8.09pm, protesters gather in groups of less than 8 people to observe one minute of silence for those sacrificed their lives during the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Meanwhile, many civilians also gathered at Tuen Mun, Mong Kok, Kwun Tong and Tai Wai to shout anti-government slogans and held candles to observe 1-minute of silence. There were more than 400 people who gathered in front of Tuen Mun MTR Station. Police were present to prevent any untoward incident. There were also around 40 people who gathered at Kwun Tong Promenade. Almost a thousand of people also gathered at Tai Po Plaza this evening.
At 9.08pm, at least 5 protesters were arrested by police in Mong Kok. One of them was injured and paramedics attended to him in the police vehicle. Some rioters started to barricade Argyle Street near Langham Place with traffic barriers and traffic cones. Pepper spray was deployed before police demanded the protesters to disperse and to maintain 10-metre distance with the police.
At 9.36pm, most of the protesters left Victoria Park leaving only several hundreds behind.
At 9.44pm, pro-democracy activist Leung Kwok-hung led several members from League of Social Democrats to protest outside the Beijing Liaison Office in Sheung Wan. They observed one minute of silence before police urged those present to leave immediately at 10pm.