#AceNewsReport – May.07: Tens of thousands of people lit candles across the city in what was largely a peaceful event, bar a brief skirmish with riot police in one neighbourhood:
HONG KONG: Activists including Joshua Wong jailed over banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil over democracy sentenced to over Tiananmen Square vigil: Last year was the first time the annual June 4 vigil had been banned in Hong Kong, with police citing #coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings, as they did for all demonstrations in 2020
Hong Kong Free Press, [May 6, 2021 at 4:53 AM]
Wong, 24, is already in prison due to other illegal assembly convictions and was among 47 activists who faced charges under the city’s sweeping national security law.
On Thursday the District Court reduced his proposed 15-month sentence to 10 months after he pleaded guilty.
Judge Stanley Chan also sentenced Lester Shum, Jannelle Leung and Tiffany Yuen to between four and six months.
Pro-democracy activists outside the court said they were “disappointed” in the sentencing, emphasising that the June 4 rally was a “peaceful assembly”.
Twenty others facing similar June 4-related charges are due to appear in court on June 11.
The June 4 vigil is expected to be banned again this year.
#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: May.07: 2021:
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