In one of Hong Kong's most upmarket shopping malls, there was a cacophony of songs on September 12th. On the one hand, several hundred pro-Chinese demonstrators are immediately opposed by thousands of protesters who define themselves as "pro-Hong Kong". At the end of the day, only the anti-government protesters came back to sing their new hymn to the glory of the former British colony, an anonymous composition that was an immediate success.
From our correspondent in Hong Kong , Florence de Changy
What better way to end the day than to gather at the bottom of his office tower to chant in unison some slogans against the government ?
This is the new trend in Hong Kong , where protesters, bankers in cravats suits or salesmen in the stores, now invest in shopping malls at night. " We have our singing now," says Wendy, a young salesgirl. So we go to all the malls to sing until the government responds to our requests . "
But after a few minutes of slogans, a group calls for silence to sing the new song to the glory of Hong Kong, some singing the heart on the hand. Jennifer explains how this new hymn appeared: " It's someone on the internet so it's anonymous. But it has become viral because everyone can find it on YouTube, and everyone already knows the lyrics. "
Song to the glory of Hong Kong ... and its future that nobody dares to predict.
Listen to the report by Florence de Changy 12/09/2019 - by RFI Play