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NHK's “human chain” willing to protest the government | NHK News

2019-08-23T20:23:00.471Z

On the 23rd in Hong Kong, where protests continue, a large number of citizens joined hands to create a “human chain” and showed their will to unite and protest the government.


Hong Kong “Human Chain” Willing to Protest the Government August 24 5:19

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On the 23rd in Hong Kong, where protests continue, a large number of citizens joined hands to create a “human chain” and showed their will to unite and protest the government.

In Hong Kong, protests have been ongoing for over two months over a draft amendment to the ordinance that will allow the suspects to be handed over to mainland China.

On the 23rd, protests were held in Hong Kong, where citizens held hands to create a “human chain”, and in the central part of this, many people held hands and said, “Hong Kong people do their best.” And showed their will to unite and protest the government.

The “human chain” was known on August 23, 1989, when 2 million people from the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania held hands for 600 km and appealed for their independence from the Soviet Union at that time. The activity in Hong Kong was also called on the SNS as it was just 30 years old. According to Hong Kong media, the “human chain” in Hong Kong is estimated to have reached approximately 40 kilometers.

A woman in her 30s who participated said, “This activity is important for us to know that we will continue to protest in the future.”

In Hong Kong, protests have been called for this weekend, and there is no prospect of a convergence.

What is the “human chain” of the three Baltic countries?

The “human chain” held in the three Baltic countries was held on August 23, 1989, 30 years ago in the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with the aim of independence from the Soviet Union. It is also called “The Road”.

In the three Baltic countries that were merged with the Soviet Union during the Second World War, there was a growing demand for independence from the Soviet Union in the latter half of the 1980s, as General Secretary Gorbachev proceeded with the democratization policy called “Perestroika”. .

It was the “human chain” where citizens held their hands across the three countries to come up with a wish for independence in a peaceful manner.

On the day, following a call on the radio, 2 million people came out along the road connecting the capitals of the three countries and joined together to create a 600-kilometer human chain and show solidarity.

The human chain of the three Baltic countries encouraged the democratization of the Eastern European countries that belonged to the Soviet camp, and the independence movements of various ethnic republics such as Georgia and Ukraine that constituted the Soviet Union, and the Soviet collapse in two years It is said that it became one of the opportunities to connect.

Source: nhk

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