Hong Kong court bans protest anthem, saying it can be used as a weapon

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Open this photo in gallery: Local residents sing a theme song written by protesters 'Glory to Hong Kong' at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Sept. 11, 2019.Vincent Yu/The Associated Press Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday granted an application by the government to ban a protest anthem called “Glory to Hong Kong”, overturning a lower court judgment that had rejected such a ban because of its possible “chilling effects” on free speech. The ruling comes amid what critics say is an erosion in Hong Kong’s rule of law and individual rights amid a sweeping national security crackdown...