Parts of Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to close on June 4 after man held over online threats
Central lawn, all six football pitches, jogging lane and basketball courts among sections of park to close from 11pm on Friday to 12:30am on Sunday.
Sections of a Hong Kong park which used to host an annual candlelight vigil commemorating the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be closed on Saturday for a second year, authorities have said, after police arrested a man over online calls to attack officers on the same day.
A spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department on Friday said the decision was taken after police observed “some people are using different channels to incite the participation of unauthorised assemblies in Victoria Park and its vicinity which may involve the use of the venue for illegal activities”.
The entire central lawn, all six football pitches, the jogging lane and basketball courts, along with seven entrances along Causeway Road and the footbridge linking the Hong Kong Central Library, will close from 11pm on Friday to 12.30am on Sunday.