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Outcry as memorial to Tiananmen Square victims removed from Hong Kong University

Site of the Pillar of Shame at city’s oldest university under guard after workmen cut up statue Hong Kong’s oldest university and the territory’s authorities have been accused of rewriting history after cutting up and removing a statue mourning those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The erasure of the memorial from where itContinue reading “Outcry as memorial to Tiananmen Square victims removed from Hong Kong University”

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Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color —Continue reading “Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased”

China blasts US and EU consulates over June 4 candles

China on Saturday berated the US and EU consulates in Hong Kong for displaying candles to commemorate the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown, slamming it as a “clumsy political show” to destabilise the city. Candles were seen lit in the windows of the US consulate building, which is next to the residence of Hong Kong’s Beijing-appointedContinue reading “China blasts US and EU consulates over June 4 candles”

Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue to prevent banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil

Wearing black, clutching flowers and candles, and waving mobile phone flashlights, Hongkongers found ways to commemorate the Tiananmen Massacre on its 32nd anniversary on Friday despite police warnings and heavy law enforcement deployment across the city. Hundreds of police officers were deployed at Victoria Park on Friday evening in anticipation of people showing up forContinue reading “Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue to prevent banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil”

Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary

Local authorities cited licensing ordinance from 1919 in closing down massacre museum A museum commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing closed down indefinitely on Wednesday (June 2), after local authorities claimed it lacked a permit. The June 4 Museum, which had only reopened three days earlier after closing down inContinue reading “Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary”

Up to 5 years prison for attending Tiananmen Massacre vigil, Hong Kong gov’t warns – 1 year jail for publicising it

It said offenders may also face charges under social distancing rules after police rejected an appeal from organisers. Hong Kong’s Security Bureau has warned Hongkongers not to take part in this year’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil on June 4, or commemorative long-distance run this Sunday. “The relevant meetings and procession are unauthorised assemblies. No one shouldContinue reading “Up to 5 years prison for attending Tiananmen Massacre vigil, Hong Kong gov’t warns – 1 year jail for publicising it”

Five arrested after shooting of Sasha Johnson in Peckham

Four men and a 17-year-old boy in custody on suspicion of attempted murder Five people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the shooting of the activist Sasha Johnson in Peckham, south London, on Sunday. The Met police said officers based in Southwark and Lambeth stopped a 17-year-old on Tuesday andContinue reading “Five arrested after shooting of Sasha Johnson in Peckham”

Sarah Everard mourners arrested by London police while attending Clapham Common vigil

London police have stormed in to disperse crowds at a memorial for murder victim Sarah Everard after warnings that vigils and protests about violence against women would breach COVID-19 restrictions. Police told organisers of events planned in London and around the country to honour Ms Everard that public gatherings would be in breach of COVID-19 lockdown rulesContinue reading “Sarah Everard mourners arrested by London police while attending Clapham Common vigil”