Hong Kong Police arrest 4 activists behind banned Tiananmen Square vigil: Report

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Hong Kong Authorities Arrest Leaders of Annual Tiananmen Square Vigil
Hong Kong Authorities Arrest Leaders, of Annual Tiananmen Square Vigil. On September 8, Hong Kong police arrested four leaders of the group that organized the city's annual Tiananmen Square commemorations. . NPR reports that the group's leadership was arrested after refusing to cooperate in a national security investigation. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China openly challenged the enforcement of a 14-month-old national security law. The group claims that police have arbitrarily labeled pro-democracy organizations as foreign agents. The alliance organizes annual vigils on the anniversary of China's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The alliance organizes annual vigils on the anniversary of China's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The event was the only large-scale public commemoration of the June 4 crackdown on Chinese soil. The event was the only large-scale public commemoration of the June 4 crackdown on Chinese soil. The vigils have been banned by authorities for the past two years, citing public health risks due to the pandemic. The vigils have been banned by authorities for the past two years, citing public health risks due to the pandemic. NPR reports that critics believe the ban is part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the city after numerous anti-government protests erupted in 2019. On September 7, alliance leaders delivered a letter to police rejecting a request for a detailed account of the group's operations and finances. Police warned that failure to comply could result in a fine and six months in jail

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