It’s June again – and the June 4 vigil will take place in a couple of days.
The annual march already took place yesterday, and it was the first time that it ended at the liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong, a symbolic destination at which they expressed their hope for a more democratic China.
As the end point was changed (usually it ends at the government area in Tamar), the start point was the Southorn Playground in Wan Chai. The march took place in the afternoon and about 1,000 people participated (according to this article in the SCMP).
I was on my way back from Yoga in Sheung Wan, when I snapped this photo – it shows the end of the march:
Interestingly, this year, leaders of student unions at several universities have decided to skip the vigil – in their eyes it has become a fruitless fight to establish a democratic China. They will hold their own event at the universities.
However, if you want to take part in the annual June 4 vigil in Hong Kong, come to the Victoria Park in Causeway Bay before 8pm. You can find out more about last year’s event in my blog post here.