Tiananmen vigil sees dozens charged in Hong Kong

Amy Langley, Chief International Officer

After the annual vigil in memory of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, 24 people in Hong Kong have been charged by Chinese authorities.

The arrests are the latest move by Beijing in an attempt to silence dissent and anti-mainland views in the previously semiautonomous Special Administrative Region. Following the clamp down on Hong Kong dissent since the new security law was passed, the arrests have been criticised for targeting those with strong voices in the Hong Kong liberation movement.

Those arrested include prominent young activist Joshua Wong, as well as Lee Cheuk-yan, who has played a critical role in organising the annual vigils.

Read more about the situation in Hong Kong here: https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/hong-kong-law-making-and-law-breaking/