Skip to comments.In Hong Kong, memories of China’s Tiananmen Square massacre are being erased
Posted on 06/04/2022 6:37:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin
June 4, come rain or shine, tens of thousands of people would descend on Victoria Park in Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre... every year the park would turn into a sea of candles....
Authorities banned the vigil in 2020 and 2021 citing coronavirus health restrictions...
Many say the Hong Kong government would be stretching credulity if it again banned the event on the grounds of Covid. Yet that appears to be what outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam has suggested.
The police cited Covid measures and a public order ordinance and warned those who advertised or organized unlawful assemblies could be charged and jailed... those who appeared to incite others to join unlawful assemblies would be stopped and searched, and reiterated illegal assembly carries a five-year maximum jail term, while those found guilty of incitement could receive up to 12-months.
The police will also target online incitement to gather, Liauw said.
Whether residents will dare to challenge the government and turn out in Victoria Park anyway is yet to be seen, but the national security legislation cited by Lam is a potent deterrent.
The national security law is a sweeping piece of legislation that was introduced in Hong Kong by the central Chinese government and came into force at the end of June 2020 – just weeks after Hongkongers had defied the ban on the 2020 vigil.
The central and local governments said the law was needed It outlaws acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces; authorities continue to insist it does not infringe on freedoms of press or speech.
The organizers of the Tiananmen vigil have disbanded and some of them have been jailed. Among their alleged transgressions: acting as “foreign agents” and urging people to commemorate the anniversary of the massacre.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Could happen here in the USA, I fear.
(The police cited Covid measures)
The gift that keeps on giving the whole year ‘round.
Like Jelly of the Month Club.
History is written by the winners.
We are a conquered nation. The political stiffs we elected to be a buffer between fascism and us are either collaborators and were Trojan horses.
Has happened already although more covert. Riots were essentially dem gov sanctioned.
In the USA the Ministry of Truth is in overdrive--working night and day--to erase everything that conflicts with the phony woke narrative!
And the corrupt news media, court system, Congress, academic institutions--and especially the evil secret cabal which controls Biden's puppet-strings--are erasing as fast and furiously as possible!
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