Event inspired by anti-Soviet ‘Baltic Way’ across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 1989

A human chain stretched for kilometres across both sides of Hong Kong harbour on Friday night, as people turned out for a peaceful demonstration inspired by anti-Soviet protesters three decades ago.

Joining hands and singing songs, tens of thousands of demonstrators lined Hong Kong’s pavements, overpasses, waterfronts and parks, and scaled one of its most famous peaks, picking out the outline of Lion Rock with the light of waving cellphones.

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