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‘Glory to Hong Kong’: Protesters called it their own “National Anthem”

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s protest movement has made another landmark in their fight towards democracy by sending Beijing another message, A new protest anthem.

‘Glory to Hong Kong’, a four-verse song that references “tears on our land” and “democracy and liberty” written by a local musician in his mid-20s who only wants to be identified as “Thomas”.

People in all walks of life crowded into shopping malls across the city on Friday singing the protest anthem with some shedding tears as they sang it.

The protest anthem video first appeared on Youtube on August 31 and in just a couple of days racked up more than 1.3 million views. Several copycats’ videos has been made since. “Glory to Hong Kong” contains a call to arms, urging its people to sacrifice for Hong Kong’s freedom.

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