‘Glory to Hong Kong’: The new anthem to a summer of rage

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‘Glory to Hong Kong’: The new anthem to a summer of rage

The protest song belted out at flashmobs and soccer games is slowly drowning out the Chinese national anthem

AFP

A defiant protest anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the unofficial new soundtrack to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, belted out by crowds at flashmobs in malls, on the streets and in the football stands.

Glory to Hong Kong first appeared on YouTube on August 31 and has quickly won a huge following among those pushing for greater democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

In less than a fortnight the original version has racked up more than 1.3 million views while numerous copycat videos have been made – including one featuring an entire orchestra decked out in the helmets, goggles and gas masks worn by those on the barricades...

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