Musicals, shopping days and paper cranes: Hong Kongers find new and novel ways to protest

In a photo taken on Oct 2, protesters fold paper cranes at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin to form the words “Free HK“.
In a photo taken on Oct 2, protesters fold paper cranes at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin to form the words “Free HK“.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
In a photo taken on Sept 13, pro-democracy activists hold up LED lit letters which read "Free HK" as others shine torch lights, lights from their phones and lasers while forming a human chain on Lion Rock in Hong Kong.
In a photo taken on Sept 13, pro-democracy activists hold up LED lit letters which read "Free HK" as others shine torch lights, lights from their phones and lasers while forming a human chain on Lion Rock in Hong Kong.PHOTO: AFP
In a photo taken on June 15, an independent Buddhist group prays in a prayer meeting at Tamar Park in Hong Kong.
In a photo taken on June 15, an independent Buddhist group prays in a prayer meeting at Tamar Park in Hong Kong.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

HONG KONG - On a Monday evening at a waterfront park under a flyover in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong district, a dozen singers took their place as the orchestra struck up the overture to Les Miserables, the hit musical based on Victor Hugo's French Revolution epic.

As heavy vehicles rolled by, many in the several hundred strong audience moved along with the music, nodding their heads or mouthing the lyrics.

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