Hong Kong Protesters Form Human Chains to Call for Democracy

Organizers of “The Hong Kong Way” said it would be a show of solidarity against the extradition law and police violence, as well as a plea for international support.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city’s harbor front, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and held the devices aloft to create a row of white lights against the nighttime skyline. Organizers hoped the chains, which traced three subway routes, would total…

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