a human chain

noun

Definition of a human chain

: a line of people standing next to each other with their arms linked Protesters formed a human chain around the ancient tree to prevent it from being cut down.

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“A human chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20human%20chain. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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