Protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ will survive despite tough new security law and ban in schools, composer says
Glory to Hong Kong – a song which won fame worldwide as the anthem of the city’s pro-democracy protest movement – is one year old. And its composer believes it will always resonate with Hongkongers, despite an outright ban in schools following the enactment of a sweeping national security law.On September 8 last year, songwriter Thomas was among the crowds who rallied outside the US Consulate General in Central district to urge President Donald Trump to “liberate Hong Kong.” Demonstrators chanted their customary slogans and then someone produced a speaker to play an unfamiliar tune.It was Glor...
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Gov’t refuses to say if protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ is illegal, despite ban in schools
The Hong Kong government has refused to say if protest song Glory to Hong Kong is illegal under the national security law, despite a ban by the Education Bureau in schools.Last week, the government claimed that the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” was illegal under the new national security law, as it had connotations of Hong Kong independence, or separating the city from China, altering its legal status or subverting state power.It was prohibited under the Beijing-enforced security legislation, which also criminalises terrorist acts and collusion with foreign forces. Viola...
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'Glory to Hong Kong': The new anthem embraced by protesters
Hong Kong (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 31 August 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 multiple copycats videos have been made -- including one featuring an entire orc...
Sublime Pogba helps Man Utd to 2-0 victory over Perth Glory
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted wantaway star Paul Pogba will be a contender for Manchester United's captaincy after the French World Cup winner overcame a turbulent week and helped a lacklustre United post a 2-0 friendly victory over Perth Glory Saturday. After being linked with a move to Real Madrid and Juventus, Pogba’s uncertain future at Old Trafford has overshadowed United's pre-season tour of Australia.Following Antonio Valencia's exit, Solskjaer is looking for a new captain and has thrown Pogba's name into the ring. Ashley Young and Juan Mata skippered 45 minute...
Pictures Of David Bowie Behind The Glam, Makeup, And Glory
When we think of David Bowie what comes to mind is the ever changing appearance he fostered throughout his life.David Bowie's extravagant alter ego Ziggy Stardust, the anthropomorphic figure of a dog for the cover of Diamond Dogs, his radical thinness and red hair, the White Duke with the eye patch, or the classic lightning on his face; these are reasons why he's called "The Chameleon of Rock."What hides behind the glamour and the make-up though?What is he like backstages and off camera?In 1997, David Bowie visited Mexico City for the first and last time to play at Foro Sol during his worldwid...