[Headlines News] Despite the imprisonment of Chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, the HKASPDMC is still determined to hold the June 4th Candlelight Vigil

New York Vanilla Hill MOS02

April 19th

Written by MOSFittness Department Jack Li WenYang

Translated by mi迷hu糊

The Central News Agency (CNA) reported on April 19 that Lee Cheuk-yan, the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC), was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his alleged participation in an illegal assembly. Mr. Choi Yiu-cheong, the Secretary of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC), said in an exclusive interview with the media that although the incident had an impact on the operation of the organization, it did not hinder the determination to organize the June 4th Vigil.

On April 16, he was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in prison for his participation in the “8-18” and “8-31” unauthorized “anti-China” rallies in 2019. He was jailed for 14 months. As a trade union leader and democracy fighter, Lee Cheuk-yan has long fought for the economic and political rights of Hong Kong workers and citizens. He has personally influenced several generations of Hong Kong youth to join the movement for democracy.

According to Hong Kong news, Mr. Tsoi Yiu-cheong, the Secretary of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) , said in an interview on the 18th, although Lee Cheuk-yan’s absence will have an impact on the organization’s operation, but the HKASPDMC has 30 years of experience in organizing activities to commemorate the tiananmen incident of june 4th. So we will work together to organize this year’s series of commemorative activities. At present, the Alliance (HKASPDMC) has already planned to hold the June 4th Running on May 16, the June 4th Parade on May 30, and the June 4th Candlelight Vigil on June 4th as in the past. At the end of this month, the HKASPD will apply to the Hong Kong government for a notice of no objection under the Public Order Ordinance, and the result is expected to be available in mid-May.

However, Tsai Yiu-cheong said frankly that the current political environment in Hong Kong is harsh, with the ban on the June 4th Vigil last year and the recent sentencing of the authorities on the “8-18” and “8-31” cases, which are even harsher than their prior assessment. So the Alliance will assess the current political situation and possible scenarios, and formulate different contingency plans.

Tsai Yiu-cheong mentioned that Lee Cheuk-yan has been a member of the Standing Committee of the Alliance for the past 30 years, and this year is the first time he is absent from the June 4th memorial service. But Lee Cheuk-yan has made it clear that even in prison, he will still mourn the June 4th Incident in his own way.

Since 1990, Hong Kong people have held a candlelight Vigil in Victoria Park every year to commemorate the tiananmen incident of june 4th. In 2020, the Hong Kong police banned the June 4th Candlelight Vigil on the pretext of “epidemic restrictions”. This leads to the suspicion that the purpose of imprisoning Lee Cheuk-yan on fabricated charges was to hinder this year’s June 4th Candlelight Vigil. The Chinese Communist Party has always been despicable and shameless in its tactics, thinking that it can scare off Hong Kong people by using the dirty white terror tactics. However, the Chinese Communist Party and the Hong Kong Communist Government have used every means to suppress the attempts of Hong Kong people to pursue democracy and freedom, but in vain. Although Hong Kong people may no longer be able to hold candlelight vigils in Victoria Park under the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorial rule of terror, the candle flame in their hearts for democracy and freedom will not be extinguished. They can use various methods to commemorate the June 4th incident and spread the truth about the “Hong Kong struggle”.

The brave people of Hong Kong will not give in, and the light of democracy and freedom of Hong Kong people will not be extinguished. In the words of a Hong Kong saying: Hong Kong People was fed on intimidation to grow up

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