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4 June Vigil organiser disbands
I booked it to the pop-up vaccination truck to get my second dose a week early after I found out that one of my coworkers tested positive for COVID-19.
This variant isn’t playing y’all, and I’m not either.
Magazine pulled for crossing NSL
Polytechnic University is pulling copies of a student union’s magazine from library shelves due to its NSL-sensitive nature.
What was so bad about it? The magazine features a protest slogan and content on the National Security Law that violates the law itself. The university had the union remove both online and print copies of the zine.
What does this mean for the students behind it? The university is investigating the matter and it seems like disciplinary action is definitely on the line here.
There’s another NSL-related update on HK films and a 2019 protest-related court case for our paid Tide readers here, so if you want the full scoop you know what to do:
New cases: 7 (imported)
Active cases: 90
Total cases: 12,070
If you’ve been to any of these 14 specified premises, you’ve got to go get tested for COVID-19.
Are you Kid(ding)man?
A crowd of 100 or so people turned up to a filming site in Mong Kok to spy Nicole Kidmanworking on a new series while legally skipping quarantine – all at the same time. We stan a multitasking queen (/s)!
What is famous Australian actress Nicole Kidman doing in HK? If you didn’t catch Cyril’s debrief, she’s filming for an upcoming Amazon series called The Expats (while her ex-husband Tom Cruise is in Birmingham, UK shooting for the next Mission Impossible) and raised quite the commotion because she did not have to undergo the 21-day quarantine rule for foreign arrivals.
What else is happening?
Another pro-democracy group has called it quits. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, known for organising the 4 June Vigils, has disbanded.
More quitting yesterday as Samuel Chu, the managing director of the Hong Kong Democracy Council in the United States, has stepped down from his position. Chu also happens to be the son of Occupy Central co-founder and Baptist pastor Chu Yiu-ming.
Remember the story of a taxi driver who drove into a crowd of people in Tai Po, killing one and injuring nine others? Yesterday another person died from the same accident, leaving a total of two deaths from the incident.
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