Over 60pc disagrees June 4 vigil endangers national security: survey shows

A survey by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute found in a survey that 62 percent of respondents disagree that the annual June 4 candlelight vigil endangers national security.

The survey interviewed 7,209 citizens, including supporters of both sides of the political spectrum, between May 28 and June 1, while 72 percent of them supported schools to carry on teaching topics related to the June 4 incident.

Veteran pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu, president of the Public Opinion Research Institute, said the institute will carefully continue their survey regarding June 4 before the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China is deemed unlawful.

Chung Kim-wah, deputy president of the institute, said they are only showing opinions using facts and science objectively, which is “responsible to the country.”

Robert Chung also said the law enforcement’s heavy deployment is overstated and unnecessary, while Chung Kim-wah said: “I am also dressing in black today, are you going to arrest me now? Do I need to obtain a no-objection notice in order to dress in black?”

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