Basic Law Committee member Priscilla Leung has released an upbeat music video calling on people to come together against “mutual destruction,” advocated by some pro-democracy protesters.

The pro-Beijing lawmaker’s cheerful jingle begins with the song’s title “Why do you want mutual destruction?” overlaid with footage of burning roadblocks and a protester throwing a petrol bomb.

Leung, from the Business and Professionals Alliance, along with a group of singers wearing white bellow: “Hong Kong has already been broken to bits, we’ll lose everything, do you still want mutual destruction?”

Priscilla Leung
Priscilla Leung. File photo: LegCo.

The tune ends with the rallying cry “Let’s come together in our hearts and minds (all together now!), save our Hong Kong.”

The song’s release on Thursday coincides with the run-up to the upcoming Legislative Council elections in September – more than a year after the start of the sometimes violent protests, initially over an ill-fated extradition bill. The movement has since spiralled into calls for democratic reform and anger against police behaviour as well as Beijing’s encroachment.

Jennifer Creery is a Hong Kong-born British journalist, interested in minority rights and urban planning. She holds a BA in English at King's College London and has studied Mandarin at National Taiwan University.