Hong Kongers Form Human Chains Across City to Call for Democracy – Evoking Protests Against Soviets

Aug 23, 2019 - Time Magazine

(HONG KONG) — Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city’s harbor Friday, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control.

They linked hands at first, then many switched on their smartphone lights and held them up to create a row of white lights against the nighttime skyline. Organizers hoped the chains, which traced three subway routes, would total 40 kilometers (25 miles) in length.