An ode to Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters, penned by Vietnamese-American dissidents

When Vietnamese-American musician and television producer Trúc Ho came to Hong Kong to join the “umbrella movement” in 2014, a melody came to him, along with the words “freedom, democracy, is all that we need”.These beginnings of a tune would not gestate into a fully fledged song until June 16 this year, however, when the musician read about the close to 2 million people who took to the streets of the city to demand the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill.“The image of 2 million…


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