Hong Kong protesters are forming a human chain 30 years after the Baltic Way democracy protests
- Hong Kong protesters joined hands on the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, when an estimated 2 million people protested Soviet rule by forming a human chain across Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
- "Hongkongers, let's make history together and let the world witness our solidarity," a promotional video for the demonstration said.
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Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.
Demonstrators, families young and old, some people masked, some using hand wipes to stay clean, linked hands across different districts as others held up banners thanking overseas nations for supporting "freedom and democracy" in Hong Kong.Read more: A worker at Britain's consulate in Hong Kong went missing in China, and his girlfriend is blaming Beijing
According to the Hong Kong Free Press, some protesters carried signs in a variety of languages, including Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian, thanking foreign countries for their support of Hong Kong protesters.
"Hongkongers, let's make history together and let the world witness our solidarity," a promotional video for the demonstration said. "Let's hold each other's hands and defend this city with our bodies and our will. Let's show the world our determination to resist tyranny."