For the past few days, the Chinese government has reportedly been attempting to block and censor social media photos of the recent pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong. On Monday, some Instagram users said that the site wasn't working in mainland China. 

The Hong Kong protests are mainly against China's plan to monitor Hong Kong's electoral candidates in the 2017 elections. The pro-democracy movement involves protesters occupying 2.3 miles of territory in Hong Kong, and it is beginning to be known as the "Umbrella Revolution" for protesters' use of umbrellas in fending off police pepper spray and tear gas. 

The photos below are from Instagram and other major western media outlets. Citizens of England, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States have also held their own rallies in support of the Hong Kong protesters. 














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