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World OJ 2020: The Chinese anthem Hong Kong, a man arrested

23:15  30 july  2021
23:15  30 july  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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the continued repression in Hongkong. Monday, Hong Kongs were gathered in a shopping center to watch Escrimer Edgar Cheung win the gold medal for Hongkong. During the gathering, spectators hugged the Chinese anthem and chanted pro-Hong Kong slogans. On Friday, the Hong Kong police announced that a man had been arrested following these events.

"When the national anthem has been played in the mall, people openly and deliberately brandished the colonial flag of Hong Kong and even encouraged other people on the spot in Huer, chant slogans and insult the hymn," a Indicated a police spokeswoman in the press. The man is 40, according to the police, who has indicated to investigate whether the Olympic spectators had violated the law during retransmission into the mall. She added that these actions were an " incitement to hatred and a politicization of sport.

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The former British colony realizes its best games, with gold at Edgar Cheung's Foil and the two swimming silver medals for Siobhan Bernadette Haughey. This success intervenes in a complicated context in the territory of South-East China, which is the subject of a resumption in hand muscled by the Chinese central power, two years after the immense popular protest of 2019.

"We We are Hong Kong »

at the medal ceremony, following the victory of Edgar Chung some fans first whistled the Chinese anthem, before changing" We are Hong Kong ", a scene broadcast live by local television.

Crowds in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong APM Mall Were Seeming "We Are Hong Kong" As The City's Flag Was Waving at the Tokyo Olympics Medal Ceremony. Cheung Ka Long Won Gold in Individual Men's Foil Fencing, Becoming Hong Kong's Second Olympic Gold Winner.

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"We are Hong Kong» Is an expression that is often chanted on the margin of matches From the Hong Kong selection by his supporters, very proud of the identity of the city and his Cantonese culture, as opposed to the rest of China who speaks mainly Mandarin. This formula was particularly heard before the football games, at the time of the hymns, when China resounded, which is also Hong Kong. But the local authorities voted in 2020 a law penalizing any outrage with respect to the Chinese anthem or flag, by specifically justifying it by the attitude of the Hong Kong fan fans.

Hong Kong had been retroceded by London to Beijing in 1997 as part of an agreement that was supposed to guarantee the territory for 50 years of unknown freedoms in the rest of China. Thanks to this semi-autonomy, the city was long as such a bastion of freedom of expression, as opposed to the rest of the country. Faced with growing ones in China, the proprietary events have multiplied in recent years, including the "umbrella movement" in 2014, and especially the months of mobilization in the streets in 2019 . Since then, China has committed an implacable repression, with hundreds of arrests, and by imposing in particular last year a law on national security which, in fact, criminalizes the expression of any form of opposition in Hongkong. Last June, Tiananmen's commemorations were prevented in Hong Kong, which was the only place in the country where they were allowed.

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