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As it happened: Hong Kong protesters mark Mid-Autumn Festival with human chains and public gatherings

  • Demonstrators also plan to sing Glory to Hong Kong in various shopping malls across the city
  • The MTR Corporation will not provide overnight services for the festival for the first time ever, citing safety concerns

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A human chain on Lion Rock on Friday evening. Photo: Martin Chan
INTRODUCTION

Hong Kong is marking Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday night a little differently to usual, with demonstrators gathering in public parks and climbing the city's iconic Lion Rock and Victoria Peak to form human chains.

Demonstrators also plan to sing Glory to Hong Kong - the latest theme song of the movement - in various shopping malls across the city, as well as in public playgrounds in Hung Hom, Mong Kok, Sai Ying Pun and Wan Chai.

For the first time ever, the MTR Corporation will not provide overnight services for the festival, citing safety concerns amid escalating violence at its stations. All stations will close at the normal time, although trains have been running more frequently since 3pm.

Follow the evening's events in our live blog below.

Reporting by  Sum Lok-kei, Alvin Lum, Chris Lau, Sarah Zheng, Yujing Liu, Gigi Choy, Holly Chik, Linda Lew, Victor Ting, Danny Mok, Karen Zhang and Tony Cheung