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Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after Baltic Way

Thousands of people form a human chain in Hong Kong late Friday, August 23, in a recreation of a pro-democracy protest against Soviet rule 3 decades ago.

24.8.2019

Thousands of people form a human chain in Hong Kong late Friday, August 23, in a recreation of a pro-democracy protest against Soviet rule 3 decades ago.

The Baltic Way was one of the largest ever anti-Soviet demonstrations, when more than one million people linked hands to form a human chain on August 23, 1989

The protests started against a bill that would have allowed

"By doing this, we are showing people around the world the high quality of Hong Kongers. What people did 30 years ago, we can also do," said Cat Law, a logistic worker in her 60s.

The"Hong Kong Way" was called by the social media-driven protesters who have turned for the last several days to non-violent means of making their voice heard.

between police and a minority of hardcore demonstrators bringing chaos to a city normally associated with safety and stability.

on Sunday, August 18, hailed by organizers as proof the movement still draws widespread public support.

"We have to show solidarity with the Hong Kongers! They are at the frontline of fighting for freedom and democracy," opposition lawmaker Mantas Adomenas, who helped organize the rally, told AFP.

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Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after ‘Baltic Way’Thousands of people held hands across Hong Kong late Friday in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy

Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after ‘Baltic Way’Thousands of people held hands across Hong Kong late Friday in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracySupporters of Hong Kong ’s pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city’s harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago.

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