Peace maintained in Causeway Bay amid heavy security on June 4 anniversary
Citizens dressed in black tops were stopped and searched by police in Causeway Bay while a woman in a yellow T-shirt giving out white copier papers was taken away and questioned on Saturday afternoon, the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Starting from Friday night, heavy police patrol could be spotted in Causeway Bay and in Victoria Park as officers stayed vigilant to ensure the public would not gather for any unauthorized assembly, with many police vehicles parked in the area.
The park has been closed since Friday night and will reopen at 12.30am on Sunday.
In the afternoon, more and more people dressed in black gathered around Yee Wo Street and Great George Street, causing police to come and disperse the crowds.
Chiu Yan-loy, a former committee member of the now-defunct vigil organizer Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, arrived in Causeway Bay about 3pm carrying six white roses and four red roses.
Chiu was then taken to police defense line and was told to put the flowers back into his backpack. He was escorted to the MTR station by officers around 10 minutes later.
Another woman, wearing a yellow T-shirt with the slogan “Hong Kong, add oil” and a yellow mask was giving away white copier papers and taken away. She then told officers that she was not here to commemorate the Tiananmen crackdown but merely distributing white flyers.
Another man wearing a black T-shirt holding white flowers in his hand was also questioned by police.
On the other hand, police said Hong Kong Island regional tactical unit intercepted and arrested a suspicious man when patrolling along Sugar Street near Gloucester Road around 1pm, who refused to cooperate with officers.
The 80-year-old surnamed Yuen was arrested for obstructing police officers and was remanded in custody. The case is now handled by the Wan Chai district crime investigation team.