The Daily Populous

Saturday May 29th, 2021 evening edition

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Citing the Public Order Ordinance, the bureau warned that offenders face up to five years in prison for attending or a year in jail for promoting it.

It said offenders may also face charges under social distancing rules after police banned the rally citing the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tiananmen massacre occurred on June 4, 1989 ending months of student-led demonstrations in China.

“We are asking Hong Kong people to light a candle at 8 pm, wherever you are.

Hong Kong government officials had hedged over the past month when asked whether the vigil could go ahead.

Four of them including Joshua Wong were handed jail terms after pleading guilty in early May, while others are awaiting sentencing.

This aerial view shows people at the beach at Big Wave Bay in Hong Kong on May 23, 2021. »

The Queen once hid in a bush outside Buckingham Palace to avoid seeing her house guests, according to a new royal documentary

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Their visit was controversial because it was the first time a communist leader made an official visit to the UK.

In 1978, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu traveled to the UK with his wife, Elena Ceaușescu, for a state visit.

When Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu arrived for their state visit, they were greeted by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Victoria station in London. »

Democracy Defeated, 35–54: Eleven senators didn’t even bother to cast a vote on a commission to investigate a violent attack on their own workplace.

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The House voted 232–197 to impeach Trump, and in the Senate, a sizable majority, 57 members, voted to convict him.

A majority of senators, 54, voted for the commission, but the measure needed 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.

They wouldn’t vote to let Collins introduce a measure that would have watered down the commission. »

U.S. agency says employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccination

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(Reuters) - U.S. companies can mandate that employees in a workplace must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Friday.

In addition, employers may offer incentives to workers to be vaccinated, as long as they are not coercive, it said.

The vast majority of employers have been reluctant to require workers to be vaccinated. »