At least 34 injured as police and protesters clash in Hong Kong
Janill Gilbert stashed this in Politics
Hong Kong is being gripped by pro-democracy protests as student-led groups take to the streets. The protesters are responding to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the city's elections for chief executive. Above, tear gas is fired at protesters on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
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They just shut down Instagram. Instagram is blocked in China according to Twitter accounts.
It's a pretty crooked policy, imagine if we could only vote for candidates hand picked by Washington DC. US candidates are mostly picked by corporations, but some still get through by the peoples vote alone.
Why block Instagram but not Twitter?
Hong Kong's Central business district is currently in the midst of a massive pro-Democracy protest, and the Chinese government appears to be doing all it can to prevent images of the demonstrations from reaching the mainland. Reports suggest that China has blocked access to Instagram in the Chinese mainland. The site was one of a scarce few social networks that had avoided the attention of China's censors, but as photos of the protests flooded the image sharing service under the hashtag #OccupyCentral, it seems the government decided to pull the plug. Website monitoring services blockedinchina.net and greatfire.org both indicate that mainland China cannot access Instagram.
But it's weird to block Instagram and not Twitter, isn't it?
Yes, because Twitpics. #OccupyCentral could migrate to Twitter.
Well, the Chinese people on Taiwan now know the value of commie promises. 2 systems my ass.
Exactly. So they should just move to Twitter.
And it seems they have.