Hong Kong activists have called on the public to join an event planned for Saturday night to pay tribute to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo who died on Thursday.
The vice chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, Richard Tsoi, said they will gather at Charter Garden at 7pm and march to Beijing’s liaison office in Western.
Tsoi said 11 years of jail for the Nobel Peace Prize winner over his call for political reform and human rights was “inhuman treatment”.
It is not just about human rights on the mainland, Hong Kong people are also worried about the "One Country, Two Systems" principle as Beijing is proving it is not a responsible government, he said.
The alliance has also set up a book of condolence outside the liaison office for the public to pay their respects to Liu.
Many Hong Kong residents on Friday paid tribute to Liu and expressed their anger at the authorities' decision not to allow him to travel abroad for treatment.
After the death of the 61-year-old was announced on Thursday night, dozens of people turned up outside the liaison office to pay homage to him.