The Hong Kong Way is just one of the growing number of creative ways protesters are using to mobilize support for the demonstrations, both at home and abroad. After a demonstrator was shot in the eye with a bean-bag round from police earlier this month, thousands have posted selfies with their right eyes covered on Twitter in a show of solidarity.

A student holds a placard honouring the woman that was shot in the eye at a protest, during a rally to call for political reforms outside City Hall in Hong Kong, China, August 22, 2019.
A student honors a woman shot in the eye at a protest in Hong Kong.
Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Hong Kong Way human chain comes less than a week after up to 1.7 million protesters marched across the city in a peaceful protest on Aug. 18. It marked the first weekend in more than two months when police did not fire a single tear gas canister.

Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong, China August 18,
More than one million turned out on Aug. 18.
Image: 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

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