Dozens of American flags fluttered in the wind on Thanksgiving night in Hong Kong as thousands gathered at a rally in appreciation of the U.S. passage of two bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong that were signed into law by President Trump.

As a man sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a sea of cellphone torches lighted up the spaces between glittering skyscrapers in the city’s financial district. The crowd waved banners bearing the protest slogan: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times.”

“I guess Trump wanted to give us a Thanksgiving present, and we’re glad to accept,” said Wong Yiu-chung, a professor of politics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong who was attending the rally with his wife.

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