The Macau Police announced today that it will investigate whether a demonstration in support of Beijing’s security law violated the ban on meetings during the pandemic, after accusations of arbitrariness and dual criteria.
Macau Television (TDM) reported that on June 5, a red bus with 40 people circulated and stopped in various parts of Macau, in support of the national security law that China wants to impose on Hong Kong, without the police having intervened , despite the fact that public meetings are prohibited in the territory, to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
The incident happened the day after the arrest of two women at Largo do Senado, on suspicion of an illegal meeting, on the day that marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, on June 4. The two women are the daughters of pro-Democratic deputy Au Kam San, one of the organizers of the vigil, which this year took place at the headquarters of the Macau Union for the Development of Democracy headquarters, because the authorities banned the vigil to signal the massacre in the territory Tiananmenn claiming pandemic risk.
Macau Public Security Police (CPSP) communications officer Lei Tak Fai said today at the press conference to monitor the situation at covid-19 that the PSP is “investigating to see if this activity [carried out in the bus] is in accordance with the law ”which regulates freedom of assembly and demonstration.