Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong held protest events at several shopping malls across Hong Kong to mark the birthday of pro-China Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The protesters came complete with a fake birthday cake and modified the birthday song into “happy birthday, fuck you.”

Protesters gathered in Langham Plaza mall in Mongkok, where they placed the fake birthday cake at the center and sang the mock version of happy birthday to the head of their government. They also waved the black flag to symbolize their movement and carried the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong Revolution of Our Times.” Some even went so far as to bring funeral papers to signal the end of the pro-China regime in their country.

The Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) identified seven locations that held protests, from outside the city center to the city’s Times Square. Hong Kong riot police were deployed throughout the city to subdue the protesters. Undercover police also went and resulted in violence. In one mall, an undercover officer suddenly attacked a small group of peaceful protesters and journalists with pepper spray.

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have resurfaced recently after Hong Kong lifted its lockdown and health restrictions following months of stay-at-home measures due to the Chinese coronavirus.