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Hong Kong residents to form 20-mile human chain to protest authoritarian rule, mimicking baltic way against USSR 30 years ago

WorldNews Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Hong Kong residents to form 20-mile human chain to protest authoritarian rule, mimicking baltic way against USSR 30 years agoProtesters in Hong Kong are looking to pay homage to a symbolic act of resistance from three decades ago that helped bring down the Soviet Union. With protests now in their 11th week, users of a prominent online forum in the Chinese territory have called for the staging of a local version of the human chain that took place across the Baltic states on August 23, 1989. On that day, people across the republics of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, which were then still part of the USSR, linked hands in a protest known as the "Baltic Way" in a demand for independence. The action coincided with the...
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News video: Baltic Way vintage car rally celebrates 1989 human chain for independence

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Vintage cars set out across Baltic states to mark the 30th anniversary of a human chain of over one million people seeking freedom from the USSR.

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