HK Alliance to remove online posts, on police orders

The Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said on Thursday that it is removing all its posts on online platforms – at the demand of national security police.

The alliance, which used to organise June 4 vigils, said its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube entries would be taken down at 10pm, although it noted that it doesn’t own or operate the June 4 online museum.

It said in a statement that last Friday, police ordered the removals within a week, citing national security rules.

The alliance added that it will start a new Facebook page to disseminate information.

The alliance is facing a charge of inciting subversion of state power, as are three of its leaders or former leaders – Lee Cheuk-yan, Albert Ho and Chow Hang-tung.