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Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after 'Baltic Way'

24.8.2019

Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after ' Baltic Way '

"We have tried traditional marches, we have tried more militant acts -- although I don't agree with them -- this time we are coming out together to join hands and show that we are all still united," Wing, who gave only her first name, told AFP.

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 spanning over 600 kilometers (370 miles) on August 23, 1989.

Protesters young and old chanted "Free Hong Kong" as well as the protest rallying cry "Hong Kong, add oil" sa they held hands.

Yet Hong Kong remains a city divided. Anger against the government and police runs deep among protesters who are exhausted after months on the street but still conducting near daily actions.

"We have to show solidarity with the Hongkongers! They are at the front-line 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 WayThe 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

Human chain across Hong Kong expresses solidarity and determination, say protestersProtesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong Friday evening in a show of solidarity for the city's pro-democracy protest movement that continues to gain traction almost three months after it began.

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.

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protestsYouTube on Thursday said it disabled 210 channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong .

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