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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong court allows government appeal to ban protest song

Injunction request to be reexamined due to 'importance of national security'

Demonstrators raise their hands as they sing the protest anthem "Glory to Hong Kong" in 2019.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's High Court on Wednesday granted a government plea to reconsider a ruling against the banning of a popular protest song.

Judge Anthony Chan gave the green light for the appeal "due to the importance of national security." The official website of the judiciary said the hearing will be held on Sept 13. The appeal renews concern over the separation of powers and judicial independence that were long-standing pillars of the Chinese territory's status as an international financial center.

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