A guide to the most important chants of Hong Kong’s protests

The chants are thundering, rhythmic, and unifying. They ring out at protests and at press conferences. And more recently, people have also taken to belting out the protest slogans from their homes at 10 pm every night in a resounding show of unity. Just as the past 13 weeks of protests have altered the physical makeup of Hong Kong—fences dismantled, barricades erected, riot police barrelling down residential streets—so too they have changed the sounds of the city.

These are some of the key protest slogans of the ongoing movement, which started in June in opposition to an extradition bill.

Restore Hong Kong, revolution of our times (光復香港 時代革命)

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