Professional Teachers Union withdraws from alliance organizing June 4 vigil

Local | 29 Jul 2021 8:08 pm

Hong Kong Professional Teachers Union withdrew from the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, citing deteriorating political environment in Hong Kong.

The union decided to withdrew from the alliance last month, but said its stance on the vindication of the June 4 massacre would remain unchanged.

Founded 32 years ago, the alliance organized the annual June 4 vigil at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay until the vigil was banned in 2020. Police cited the pandemic as the reason. 

There was controversy on whether one of its operational goals, "end one-party dictatorship", violates the national security law. Many groups which formed the alliance have withdrawn ever since. 

Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office, publicly criticized the alliance without naming it. He said those who called for ending one-party dictatorship and deny the party's leadership under "One Country, Two Systems" are destroying the foundation of the current system, and are enemies of prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.

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