24 pro-democracy activists appeared in court. The Hongkongers chanted “It’s no crime to mourn the Tiananmen Square Massacre.”

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Translated by billwilliam; Reviewer: Wencheng

Two dozen pro-democracy activists appeared in court on September 15 for holding a Tiananmen vigil. They chanted “It’s no crime to mourn the Tiananmen Massacre.” Many Hongkongers also came to support.

This year on June 4, the Hongkong government banned the candlelight vigil, citing the CCP virus pandemic as the reason. But many Hongkongers still showed up at the Victoria Park. Afterward, 26 pro-democracy activists were charged by the police for participating in and encouraging others to attend a banned gathering.

On September 15, except Luo Guancong and Zhang Kunyang who didn’t show up, the other 24 pro-democracy activists appeared at the West Kowloon Court for questioning.

Before their court appearance at 2pm, the 24 activists held up these signs: “It’s no crime to mourn the Tiananmen Massacre.” “We protest political censorship and political oppression.”

The 24 pro-democracy activists and their supporters chanted slogans: “It’s no crime to mourn the Tiananmen Massacre.” “The abuse of arrests is shameful.”

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