Glory to Hong Kong: Protest anthem removed from iTunes, Spotify

The unofficial anthem of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019 has been removed from streaming platforms ahead of a court order that may ban the song.

Glory to Hong Kong┬áhad topped the city’s iTunes chart last week after the government announced its intention to blacklist the song on security grounds.

On Wednesday recordings disappeared from Spotify and iTunes.

The tune has been targeted by authorities after being played in place of the Chinese anthem at some events.

Critics say the anticipated ban is another sign of Beijing’s crackdown and efforts to stamp out dissent in Hong Kong against the central Chinese government.

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