Memorial for Liu Xiaobo, Hong Kong

A memorial rally was held in Hong Kong for pro-democracy icon and author Liu Xiaobo.

The event was held in central Hong Kong on Saturday, exactly 100 days after his death. About 100 people gathered to observe a moment of silence for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Many people viewed an exhibition set up on the site, which celebrates Liu’s life. He criticized the Communist Party for not respecting human rights and freedom of speech. Yet, even after he was detained he continued to say he had no enemies.

The authorities have also kept his widow, Liu Xia, under close watch. Participants at the rally wrote a message calling for her early release.

A woman in her 40s said she hopes Liu Xia will be freed soon and that the Chinese government will be more open-minded.NHK

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