The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China held a protest commemorating deceased Chinese human rights activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday.
The event marked the 49th day of Liu’s passing, which is the last day one can mourn the dead in accordance with Chinese tradition. “We can put down our sorrows, but we cannot stop our pursuit of justice,” the group said.
Among those in attendance were League of Social Democrat ex-lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, activist Avery Ng, Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki, and the Democratic Party’s Albert Ho – who also chairs the Alliance.
The group marched from Western Police Station to the China Liaison Office, where they observed a moment of silence.
The group claimed that the Chinese authorities deliberately let Liu’s health deteriorate, and urged the Chinese government to show his family the relevant medical records. They urged Beijing to allow international human rights organisations to carry out an investigation.