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The art of protest songs

3 December 2022

9:00 AM

3 December 2022

9:00 AM

The extraordinarily brave anti-CCP protestors have been striking up ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ from Les Misérables in the streets of many cities. A song written in 1980 for a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel has become an unlikely rallying cry in present-day China. 

Like all the most effective protest songs, ‘Do You Hear…?’ has transcended its origins.

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