Video: Hong Kong protesters belt out 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' from 'Les Misérables' during airport takeover

Business Insider | 8/12/2019 | Rosie Perper
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Protesters in Hong Kong have adopted a popular protest anthem in recent days as they enter into their 10th week of anti-government demonstrations.

Video posted on social media by pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong showed protesters gathered in the arrival hall at the airport, singing one of the most recognizable songs from the musical "Les Misérables," set before and during the Paris Uprising of 1832.

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The song is titled "Do You Hear The People Sing?" is a call for civilian uprising.

The song was also popular with protesters during the 2014 Umbrella pro-democracy protests, which called for fair and free elections in the city.

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China has not taken kindly to the widespread use of the protest anthem, according to The Economist, and banned the song from its most popular music streaming service QQ Music.

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Protesters in Hong Kong have adopted a popular protest anthem in recent days as they enter into their 10th week of anti-government demonstrations.

What initially started as a protest against a proposed bill that would allow for the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China for trial has ballooned into fight to uphold democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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Scores of protesters have been occupying Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world's busiest transit hubs...
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