Hong Kong Police Ban Tiananmen Massacre Vigil

HONG KONG—Police denied an application by organizers of an once-a-year candlelight vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, amid concerns more than civil liberties right after China mentioned it would impose nationwide-protection laws on the town.

Citing wellness concerns and social-distancing rules to consist of the Covid-19 pandemic, law enforcement mentioned in their letter of objection Monday that they couldn’t let the vigil to be held this 12 months, and that any individual who violated their determination could be subject to imprisonment and fines.