Hong Kong gov’t shuts down Lunar New Year stall run by Tiananmen Massacre vigil group, as organiser warns of more censorship

Democrats have warned of further government censorship after the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) terminated the contract for Lunar New Year flower booths run by a pro-democracy group to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen massacre over the weekend. The move marked the first time booths run by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China have been shut down at the Victoria Park market. The group is best known for organising vigils every June 4 in the park to mark the 1989 crackdown in Beijing. “If they are going to ban these booths that we h…

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