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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters create human chains across city

Anti-government campaign devises new way to raise global attention for movement

Protesters in Hong Kong hold hands to form a human chain during a rally on Friday night. Organizers of the event also asked foreigners to write letters to their governments and demand that they speak to China's government on behalf of Hong Kong people.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong linked hands to create human chains across the city on Friday night, as organizers strived to introduce more creative approaches to demonstrations in an effort to draw international attention to their cause.

Groups of demonstrators gathered to form a chain in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong Island, an important commercial area, while similar lines forming in other areas of the island and Kowloon Peninsula, including the heavily touristed neighborhoods of Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok.

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