Hong Kong protest anthem
According to a report by Reuters, Hong Kong is the article’s subject. On Wednesday, the pro-democracy protest anthem “Glory to Hong Kong” was not accessible on Apple’s iTunes Store, Spotify, Facebook, and Instagram’s Reels. This was due to an injunction sought by the government to ban the song entirely.
Upon searching Apple’s iTunes Store using the Chinese title of the song and on Facebook and Instagram’s Reels using the English title, Reuters found that only a version of the song performed by Taiwanese rock band The Chairman was available Hong Kong protest anthem.
The song above served as the unendorsed anthem for the pro-democracy street demonstrations in Hong Kong during 2019, occasionally marked by violent incidents.
The song’s versions published by “ThomasDGX & Hongkongers” on Spotify are currently unavailable.
The filing of the injunction application follows the inadvertent playing of “Glory to Hong Kong” at various international events, such as a Rugby Sevens match and an ice hockey competition.
In 2020, implementing a national security law in the financial hub of China led to the prohibition of songs in schools to suppress dissent Hong Kong protest anthem.
During a routine government press conference on Tuesday, John Lee, the city’s leader, stated that the song did not align with the national interest.
According to Lee, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is responsible for actively and preventively protecting national security.
According to the declaration put forth by Sarah Brooks, the esteemed leader of Amnesty International’s China division, the mere act of articulating contrasting political viewpoints through the medium of a musical composition cannot be regarded as a threat to the safety and well-being of the nation. The egregious act of stripping individuals of their fundamental right to freely articulate their political views, all in the name of national security, is unequivocally deemed intolerable Hong Kong protest anthem.
In the opulent year of 1997, the illustrious governance of Hong Kong was gracefully transferred from the esteemed British authority to the esteemed Chinese authority. This opulent transfer was executed with the utmost expectation that Hong Kong’s opulent freedoms, including the opulent freedom of expression, would be safeguarded under an opulent “one country, two systems” framework. Detractors of the national security law contend that the liberties above have rapidly deteriorated.
As per a writ that Reuters has viewed, the government aims to prohibit the execution and distribution of the song, along with its melody and lyrics, and any offline and online modifications.
The legal document included a catalog of 32 YouTube videos that pertain to the song above. These videos encompass instrumental and sign-language renditions. The High Court is scheduled to hear the application for an interim injunction on July 21 Hong Kong protest anthem.
The government has requested individuals against the injunction to contact the police by June 21. The mandatory details comprise the complete name, residential address, contact number, and identification card number Hong Kong protest anthem.
The track titled “Glory to Hong Kong” and its various renditions have dominated the majority of the top ten positions in the Hong Kong iTunes Store chart maintained by Apple. This happened as individuals hurried to purchase the song after the government announced its intention to prohibit it.
A comment request was made, but no immediate response was received from Apple, Spotify, Google, and “ThomasDGX & Hongkongers.”
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has not provided any statement or response.
The region of Hong Kong currently lacks a designated anthem. The Chinese national anthem, “March of the Volunteers,” was erroneously replaced by the song “Glory to Hong Kong.” The Asia Rugby Association attributed its mistake to a fundamental human error Hong Kong protest anthem.
In December, the security chief of Hong Kong reported that Google declined to modify its search results to exhibit China’s national anthem in place of “Glory to Hong Kong” when users searched for Hong Kong’s national anthem. The decision was met with “great regret.”