A hymn sung by Christian groups participating in the anti-extradition Hong Kong protests has caught on and become an unlikely anthem for the movement of millions in the streets.
“Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has been heard almost non-stop at the main protest site in front of the Legislative Council of the city, and at marches and tense stand-offs with police.
Although only 10 percent of the population is Christian, church groups quickly rallied after being alarmed by reports of police brutality to make a safe haven for protesters as the government said it had to crack down on “organized riots.”
And that is how the hymn caught on.
Hong Kong protesters embrace unexpected Christian anthem: ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’: