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The year Linda Lee Stassen-Benjamin penned the Christian worship song, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord,” OPEC ended its oil embargo against the United States, America and Russia met to discuss nuclear disarmament, India tested an atomic device and President Richard Nixon resigned after being impeached during the Watergate scandal.

Forty-five years later, the song, written as a tribute for Easter, has emerged as an anthem for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

The protests began in June after the government announced plans to extradite suspects to China for criminal prosecution. The plan was later suspended, but protestors continue to push for democratic reforms, fearing communist China will do away with the existing “one country, two systems” model implemented when Britain returned its former colony […]

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