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12 Hong Kong activists given prison sentences over June 4 vigil

Government disqualifies seven district councilors for 'invalid' oaths

Activists gathered outside the court on Wednesday as 12 people received sentences over their roles in the 2020 vigil.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Twelve Hong Kong pro-democracy activists received prison sentences of up to 10 months on Wednesday over their participation in a 2020 commemoration of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Thousands had gathered each year since 1990 for a candlelight vigil in the city's Victoria Park to remember the crackdown's victims until last year when police barred the gathering, citing pandemic controls on social gatherings.

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