Hong Kong’s June 4 Museum – whose exhibits preserve the memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, despite the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) efforts to erase it from history – announced on Wednesday it must temporarily close due to a licensing investigation.
According to museum officials, Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) turned up at the building on Tuesday and declared it did not have the necessary license for running a public entertainment venue.
The June 4 Museum was established in 2012 by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which has also organized massive candlelight vigils and marches to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre for the past three decades. Alliance spokesman Richard Tsoi told reporters on Monday that the museum has never before been asked for the license that FEHD is now demanding.
“It’s been ten years we’ve had similar exhibitions