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Harmonica player at Queen Elizabeth II vigil in Hong Kong arrested for sedition

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  • A 43-year-old man, surnamed Pang, was arrested on Tuesday outside the British consulate in Hong Kong under the British colonial-era sedition law for playing a pro-democracy tune on a harmonica at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral vigil.
  • Pang played the song “Glory To Hong Kong,” which became known as a pro-democracy song during the city’s anti government protests in 2019.
  • Thousands of mourners gathered outside the British consulate in Hong Kong during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to pay tribute on Monday evening.
  • Following the queen’s death, more than 13,000 people have lined up to sign a book of condolences in the city’s British consulate.

A man in Hong Kong who played a pro-democracy tune on a harmonica at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral vigil in Hong Kong was arrested.

Thousands of mourners gathered outside the British consulate in Hong Kong during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to pay tribute on Monday evening. 

Sandra Oh represents Canada at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London

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  • Sandra Oh was in attendance at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.
  • Oh was part of the official Canadian delegation led by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  • Other figures in the procession included former Olympian Mark Tewksbury and musician Gregory Charles, to name a few.
  • The “Killing Eve” actor was appointed to the Order of Canada in June — the highest civilian honor of the country — for her contributions to onstage and onscreen art and entertainment.

Sandra Oh attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday as part of the Canadian delegation led by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

The Canadian-born actor, who has dual Canadian and American citizenship, was appointed to the Order of Canada in June — the highest civilian honor of the country — in recognition of her accomplishments onstage and onscreen. 

‘I am Chinese and I love my motherland forever’: Hong Kong opera star apologizes for praising Queen Elizabeth II

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  • Veteran opera star Law Kar-ying publicly apologized after sparking outrage among nationalists in China for praising Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Law was heavily criticized on Weibo after posting an image on Instagram of himself at the British consulate in Hong Kong to mourn the queen’s death with the caption: “Hong Kong was a blessed land during her reign.”
  • In response to the criticism, Law posted a video apology in Mandarin Chinese: “My original intention was to express condolences for a late elderly woman and I would like to appeal to everyone not to overly interpret what I said. I can’t possibly forget my origin and ancestry,” he added. “That I have been keeping a Chinese passport says it all, I am Chinese and I love my motherland forever. I am sorry.”
  • Some commenters were not convinced by his apology, and even urged him to “learn from his wife” Liza Wang, a longtime Hong Kong delegate to China’s National People's Congress.
  • Other commenters defended him and said he did not even need to apologize in the first place.

An opera star from Hong Kong has publicly apologized for praising Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II after her recent death. 

Law Kar-ying, a 75-year-old Cantonese opera star, was among those who mourned the queen’s death outside the city’s British consulate.