Police block HK Alliance from bank accounts, property

National security police have frozen assets belonging to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, days after members voted to dissolve the group.

The police order involved bank accounts and property in Mong Kok where the now-shuttered June 4 museum had operated.

Earlier this month, the force charged several key members of the alliance with inciting subversion of state power, saying in a statement at the time that it had frozen HK$2.2 million in assets. Officers also raided the museum.

Richard Tsoi, a member of the group, said the police’s latest move was unnecessary given that the alliance had already begun legal procedures to liquidate.

He said in a statement that he would write to the police to demand the release of the assets so that he could continue liquidating the alliance.