A Common Fate, a Share Struggle "89 Democracy Movement and Hong Kong"
Once, the June 4 candlelight vigil was a symbol of Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and freedom. Now, the sea of candlelight in Victoria Park may never reappear.
Once, the crime of “subverting state power” was both familiar and remote. Now, the candidates who participated in the 2020 pro-democracy primary have lost their freedom and been charged with this crime.
Once, Hong Kong was a safe haven for dissidents from the Mainland. Now, Hong Kong dissidents are being forced into exile one by one.
With the long shadow cast over the territory by the National Security Law and “one country, two systems” now little more than empty words, Hong Kong and China are increasingly moving towards a common fate. When the lawyers for the Hong Kong 12 detained in China were not allowed to represent their clients, when reporters were convicted of searching for the truth, and when people were sentenced to jail for making the hand gesture of “five demands, not one less”, we know that on the path of resisting authoritarian power, the advantages previously enjoyed by Hong Kong people over Chinese people are rapidly disappearing.
A community oppressed by dictatorship will inevitably become a community of resistance due to common values and shared painful experience. Deprived of the barrier that “two systems” provided as well as of civil liberties, Hong Kong people will remain committed, and the community of resistance will become stronger.
Over the past 30 years, the glittering sea of candles in Victoria Park, through rain and storm, has been a symbol of the conscience of Hong Kong people. Nowadays, arbitrary “red lines” are everywhere, but even if the candlelight is scattered, it will not go out. We will always guard the candlelight, for the past and for the present, to connect China and Hong Kong. It is form of mourning but also a form of struggle.
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- 引言 Introduction
- 遊行集會 Marches and Rallies
- 民主雕像 The Democracy Statue
- 「六四」重演 June 4 Repeats
- 民運領袖 The Democracy Movement Leaders
- 家屬苦撐 Family Members' Struggle
- 傳媒寒冬 Media Under Assault
- 人心不死 People Do Not Forget
- 時間軸 Timeline
- 人物 Survivors and the Dead
- 「六四」屠殺死難者遇難地點 Locations of Deaths in the June 4 Massacre
- 文物展示 Museum Collections
- 燭光集會統計 Statistics of June 4 Candlelight Vigils
- 支聯會會徽介紹 About HK Alliance’s logo
- 民運詩歌 Poems