Thousands took to the streets of central Hong Kong on night of the 15th, holding candles as they marched in memory of pro-democracy Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, sending a powerful message to Beijing and calling for the release of his wise Liu Xia.
Over two thousand five hundred people participated in the candle light march in Hong Kong for the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. They wore in black and held candle lights, silently walked to the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong.
We have to come out, no matter how powerful the authoritarian regime is. If Hong Kong people don't come out then there is no hope. So today I've lit two candles, one for Liu Xiaobo, and the other for Hong Kong's rule of law.
==RICHARD TSOI Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Alliance==
Of course we also hope everybody not just memorize Liu Xiaobo, but we need to continue Liu Xiaobo's values and aspirations to use peaceful, rational way to push China towards real democracy and also respect human rights.
Protestors paid respects to Liu Xiaobo's portrait at march destination - the Chinese Liaison Office. League of Social Democrats member Leung Kwok-hung shouted "Ending Single-party Dictatorship" and "Free Liu Xia."
The evening vigil ended around midnight. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in an interview with Reuters News was asked about Liu Xiao-bo's passing.
==CARRIE LAM Hong Kong Chief Executive==
I think Hong Kong people are always very compassionate. So I share that compassion of many Hong Kong people by sending my condolence to the wife and the family of Mr. Liu.
That was Lam's first interview with international media after her inauguration. Reuters News reported that Chinese officials had long branded Liu as a subversive. So far this was the only sympathetic remarks made by a Beijing-backed leader regarding Liu's death.
TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN
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