Guest 'stars' at Hong Kong protests

Actor Jackie Chan (left) was slammed online, while pop star Denise Ho was doused with red paint in Taipei during a Hong Kong solidarity rally.
Actor Jackie Chan (left) was slammed online, while pop star Denise Ho was doused with red paint in Taipei during a Hong Kong solidarity rally.PHOTOS: ST FILE, AFP

Hong Kong has been rocked by anti-government protests, sparked by a controversial extradition Bill. The unrest, which started in March, has polarised the city's entertainment industry, with many celebrities caught in the chaos and drama

Stars Alan Tam, 69, Kenny Bee, 66, and Tony Leung Ka Fai, 61, attend a rally in Admiralty supporting the Hong Kong police.

Veteran singer Tam says in a video: "We were born and raised in Hong Kong... Without the rule of law, I don't think the city would have achieved so much today nor will it continue to thrive."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'Guest 'stars' at HK protests'. Print Edition | Subscribe