Protests continued as the Government does not respond to the 5 major demands of the people. After “The Hong Kong Way” of 23 August when 210,000 built a 60-km human chain on the Lion Rock, downtown and many MTR stations, a second wave is launched on Mid-Autumn Festival to build human chains in all districts of Hong Kong. Once again on top of Lion Rock, which symbolizes the spirit of Hong Kong, human chains are also formed at Victoria Peak for the first time.
Numerous people responded to the online call for the Mid-Autumn Festival “Victoria Peak Way”. People gathered at the Peak Galleria at 7:30 pm and then join hands to form a human chain at the Peak. They used their lanterns and mobile phones to illuminate and sing “Glory to Hong Kong”, the theme song for the protesters echoed through the Peak.
Some people distributed paper lanterns printed with “Free Hong Kong and the revolution of the times”, “5 demands, not one less”. The crowds on Lion Rock and the Peak usex laser pens and strong lights to illuminate each other.
As for the Lion Rock human chain, people gathered at Lok Fu Station at 7:30 pm and climb up via the Lion Rock hiking trail, and illuminated the dark mountain peak with mobile phone. People said that Lion Rock represents the “Never Giveup” spirit of Hong Kong people, and hopes to build a human chain to make their demands. They sang “Glorious Years” and “Under the Lion Rock” on the mountain. People erected a “Free HK” light board and also hanged a huge banner reading “Implement Genuine Universal Suffrage”.
Others gathered at the parks or amusement facilities in various districts at 7:30 pm, and formed human chains at 8 pm and sang “Glory to Hong Kong”.