Crowds belt­ing out new protest song is lat­est act in Hong Kong

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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