晚上8時點燃蠟燭，8:09默哀1分鐘。上午10時開始，在全城街站分發蠟燭，呼籲公眾參加，並參加網上集會以紀念六四天安門大屠殺。呼籲大家使用 #6431truth 標籤在社交媒體上分享照片和感受。
Last year (2020), in defiance of the police ban for the first time in 30 years, Hong Kong continued its annual commemorative candlelight vigil for the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre victims. The authorities cited virus-related social distancing measures. Many fear that the vigil at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, where attendees call for an end to one-party rule, may never happen again with the looming national security laws.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department worked with the police to block access to the Victoria Park football fields with blockades and chains, to prevent people from entering, thus making large scale candlelight vigil impossible.
Lee Cheuk-yan, chair of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, the vigil organiser, and members entered Victoria Park in groups of eight, in accordance with virus control regulations. Smaller rallies happened citywide.
They lit candles at 8 pm and at 8:09 pm observe 1 minute of silence. At least 100 booths were set up across the city in the afternoon to distribute candles and they called on the public to to the same and join an online rally to commemorate the June 4 massacre. The public were encouraged to share photos and messages on social media with hashtag #6431truth.
Over 10,000 entered Victoria Park, taking down the barricades, to join the candlelight vigil, undaunted by at least 20 police vans deployed nearby.
Lee Cheuk-yan called the ban a political decision even before the National Security Laws were enacted, pointing out that schools have reopened, large religious gatherings were allowed and commercial activities have largely resumed.
Pro-democracy legislators requested to mark the anniversary in the Legislative Council chamber. They were refused by the chair, then stood and held a moment of silence anyway. Then they chanted “Never forget June 4!” while a pro-government politician spoke.
180,000 attended the annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the 30th anniversary of June 4 in 2019.