(Worthy News) - As record numbers demonstrate in the streets of Hong Kong to protest a proposed extradition law and the mainland Chinese government, a Christian song penned in 1974 has become an "unofficial anthem."
Christian groups in the autonomous territory in southeastern China of approximately 7.4 million people — a former British colony — have been singing "Sing Hallelujah To The Lord" by Linda Stassen-Benjamin while protesting and marching in the streets. The song, which is catchy and simple in melody, is popular around the world and has been translated into many languages.
The demonstrators have also been protesting against police brutality. The authorities apparently have a distaste for the Christian song, as evidenced by one sign a protester carried, which reads: "Stop Using Baton Or We Sing Hallelujah To The Lord." Numerous clips of protesters singing the hymn have been posted to Twitter and other social media. [ Source: Christian Post (Read More...) ]
TWO. MILLION. PEOPLE. TOOK TO THE STREETS TODAY. This is the single largest protest ever in #HongKong’s history. We should all be proud. Carrie Lam has no choice now but to withdraw the extradition bill completely and resign immediately! pic.twitter.com/v7Zh5PlOob
— Jeffrey Ngo 敖卓軒 (@jeffreychngo) June 16, 2019