Crowds belting out new protest song is latest act in Hong Kong
HONG KONG — Thousands of people belted out a new protest song at Hong Kong’s shopping malls for a fourth straight night Thursday, the latest act of resistance highlighting the creativity of demonstrators in their monthslong fight for democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
Activists and ordinary citizens, responding to online calls, converged peacefully in at least six malls in the city to sing “Glory to Hong Kong” in a respite from recent violent clashes. More protests are expected this weekend.
The protesters have adopted the song, penned anonymously, as their anthem. The lyrics reflect protesters’ vow not to surrender despite a government agreement to withdraw a proposed extradition law that sparked the summer of unrest.