Thousands march as Hong Kong protests near half-year mark

Thousands march as Hong Kong protests near half-year markHundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of flagging as it enters a seventh month. Chanting “Fight for freedom” and “Stand with Hong Kong,” a sea of protesters formed a huge human snake winding for blocks on Hong Kong Island, from the Causeway Bay shopping district to the Central business zone, a distance of more than 2 kilometers (1 1/4 miles). Protesters spilled into narrow side streets, crying “Revolution in our times.” One protester crawled part of the route prostrated on her hands and knees, dragging bricks and empty soda cans behind her.



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