Hong Kong police arrested a pro-democracy activist Friday for allegedly publicizing an unauthorized assembly to honor the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on social media.
“Chow Hang-tung, vice-chair of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China … [was] arrested over social media posts under section 17A(1D) of the [Hong Kong] Public Order Ordinance,” the Hong Kong Police Force said on June 4. Police also arrested a “20-year-old food delivery person” for the same offense on Friday, according to the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP).
“They were found to have used their social media accounts to advertise or publicise a public meeting that had been prohibited by the police,” Hong Kong Police Force Senior Superintendent Terry Law told reporters on June 4.
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China organized an annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the Tiananmen