Slogan to stay for the time being, says HK Alliance

Organisers of the June 4 candlelight vigil on Saturday said the group's slogan calling for an end to one-party rule on the mainland will stay – for the time being – until a full analysis on the latest political situation is carried out. For years, leaders of the Hong Kong...

Disband or risk prosecution, vigil organisers warned

The pro-democracy alliance which for decades organised June 4 vigils has always been subversive in nature and should disband or risk prosecution, a pro-Beijing stalwart warned on Monday. Lo Man-tuen, vice-chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, said in a Ming Pao article that the Alliance in Support...

Appeal board upholds police ban on June 4 vigil

The Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions on Saturday upheld the police force’s ban on the annual June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, citing risks of Covid-19 infection. The board said the number of coronavirus cases has not come under control in nearby regions, while the vaccination rollout...

Authorities again ban HK’s Tiananmen massacre vigil

For the second year in a row, Hong Kong authorities have banned the June 4 candlelight vigil at Victoria Park. Tens of thousands of people normally gather at the park to commemorate those massacred by the People's Liberation Army in 1989. Last year, the police cited the pandemic for refusing...

June 4 organisers call on police to respect rights

Organisers of the annual June 4 candlelight vigil said on Sunday they would urge police to respect people’s right to assembly when they discuss holding a march and rally to remember the 1989 crackdown on democracy supporters in Tiananmen Square. Richard Choi from the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of...

Slovak coalition crumbles as pressure on PM to resign rises

Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic arrives at the EU headquarters' Europa building in Brussels on December 10, 2020, prior to a European Union summit. (YVES HERMAN / POOL / AFP) The political turmoil over the purchase of Russian coronavirus vaccines is tearing apart Slovakia’s ruling coalition and increasing pressure on...

Hospital union ‘spreading unfounded info about app’

2021-02-19 HKT 15:49" title="The Hospital Authority Employees Alliance says it will be setting up street booths to step up its campaign against the LeaveHomeSafe app. Photo courtesy of HA Employees Alliance Facebook page"> The Hospital Authority Employees Alliance says it will be setting up street booths to step up its...

Somalia’s opposition calls for new national council

Somalis walk past a billboard showing candidate Omar Abdulkadir Ahmedfiqi in Mogadishu, Somalia on Jan 29, 2021. As Somalia marks three decades since a dictator fell and chaos engulfed the country, the government is set to hold a troubled national election but two regional states are refusing to take part...

FEHD bans Alliance flower stall at Victoria Park

2021-02-06 HKT 08:58" title="Alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan says workers will try to carry on selling flowers, despite the cordon. Photo: RTHK"> Alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan says workers will try to carry on selling flowers, despite the cordon. Photo: RTHK Organisers of the annual June the Fourth candlelight vigil had briefly...