Hong Kong protest song appears to play instead of Chinese national anthem at rugby game – video

A song from Hong Kong‘s protest movement seems to have been played in place of the Chinese national anthem during a rugby sevens tournament in South Korea. Hong Kong said it ‘strongly deplores and opposes’ the playing of a song associated with ‘violent protests’ and the pro-independence movement in 2019, when the Chinese national anthem, March of the Volunteers, should have been played. The song was written and published online by a group of local activists during the 2019 protest movement as a statement opposing the enactment of an extradition bill. While the song is not outlawed on paper, it is deemed risky to play it in public after the introduction of national security law in Hong Kong in June 2020.


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