數千人無懼警方的禁令，仍然聚集在維園及其周圍，點燃蠟燭及電話，並舉起紙牌，上面寫着「毋忘六四」。行為藝術家三木和 65 歲的「王婆婆」王鳳瑤均在現場。
被判入獄的社運人士岑子杰在他的面書上說，他計劃「在晚上 8 時點燃一支煙」，並鼓勵市民在任何地方點燃蠟燭。
7 thousands police were deployed in Hong Kong on Friday, June 4 and the organiser of the city’s now-banned annual vigil of China’s Tiananmen massacre arrested, as the authorities tried to prevent people from gathering for any kind of commemoration of the 1989 crackdown.
Police have sealed off most parts of Victoria Park on the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, citing risks of an unauthorised assembly after the force banned the annual candlelight vigil for the second successive year after 30 years.
Blue warning signs and audio announcements warned people not to gather. Some passers-by were stopped and searched by the police.
In defiance of police ban, thousands still gathered at and around Victoria Park with lit candles, phones and placards reading “Never Forget June 4”. Performance artist Three Wood and 65 year-old Auntie Alexandra Wong were prominently present.
180,000 Hong Kong people attended 2020’s 30th anniversary vigil, gathering in Victoria Park and lighting candles, which was a great contrast with the empty grounds this year.
This year, many plan to light candles again in their own neighbourhood all over Hing Kong, if safe to do so. Some churches will be open for prayers.
Jailed activist Jimmy Sham said via his Facebook page he planned to “light a cigarette at 8pm” and encouraged people to light a candle anywhere.