Some 50,000 people have reportedly turned out on August 23 to form an approximately 32-kilometre human chain from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius to the Belarusian border to demonstrate solidarity with the Belarusian opposition contesting the August 9 presidential results in the neighbouring country.
The day of August 23 was chosen not randomly for the event – namely 31 years ago, on August 23, 1989, over a million people formed a human chain spanning Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to demand an end to the Soviet occupation.
The Freedom Way on August...
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