Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before a game in October 2017. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before a game in October 2017. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong soccer fans booing national anthem, restaurants using song as background music will run afoul of new law, police guidelines say

  • In gathering evidence, officers expected to scour through public statements or social media to find out whether suspects had the intent to insult anthem
  • But in cases where schools are involved, liaison officers from the force should first contact staff to understand the situation, guidelines say

Topic |   Chinese national anthem
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before a game in October 2017. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before a game in October 2017. Photo: Reuters
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