Hong Kong Protesters Organize “Happy Birthday, F*ck You” Event For Pro-China Chief Executive
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.
Meanwhile in Mong Kok, protesters sing the pro-democracy anthem "Glory to Hong Kong." pic.twitter.com/qJItZUFZdq— Hong Kong Free Press HKFP (@HongKongFP) May 13, 2020
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.
Police arrested one person outside Heytea in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin, #Hongkong. Pepper spray was deployed during the arrest. Protestors called for singing in the mall to celebrate Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s birthday. #HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/kEOousRZU8— Galileo Cheng (@galileocheng) May 13, 2020
Undercover Hong Kong Police aggressively arresting protestors and targeting journalists with pepper spray in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin. #TONIGHT protestors gather all across the city for protests planned preemptively to coincide with Carrie Lam's birthday. pic.twitter.com/fUyRA0d6me— The Epoch Times Hong Kong (@EpochTimesHK) May 13, 2020
13 May , in the shopping mall at Sha Tin, the #HongKongPolice (the one wearing black clothes and sitting on the floor), suddenly use pepper spray to attack the journalists for NO REASON. Guess what will be the ridiculous explanation of the police tomorrow#ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied pic.twitter.com/p3pmaUA5Y6— yu_5203 (@5203Yu) May 13, 2020
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.