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Hong Kong protesters form human chain across city

Hong Kong (CNN)Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong Friday evening in a show of solidarity for the city's pro-democracy protest movement that continues to gain traction almost three months after it began.The action was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the "Baltic Way," a historically significant peaceful demonstration against Soviet occupation. On August 23, 1989, an estimated two million people formed a 600 kilometer (372 miles) long human chain across the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Starting from around 8 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET), thousands of Hong Kong protesters began holding hands, forming chains along three subway lines to form the "Hong Kong Way."In a flyer shared over social m ...