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Bill Bailey Joins Pro-Democracy Protesters In Hong Kong

Students and protesters continue to demand democratic elections on the streets.

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Comedian and actor Bill Bailey at a protest in Hong Kong at the weekend.

.@BillBailey hanging out at the Mongkok #OccupyHK site in Hong Kong

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.@BillBailey hanging out at the Mongkok #OccupyHK site in Hong Kong

4:11 AM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bill Bailey, who is currently in the country to tour his new comedy show, Limboland, was photographed with a protestor by a photojournalist.

He also shared some of his own snaps on Twitter.

Students and pro-democracy protesters have taken over the streets to demand democratic elections free of Chinese interference.

Yellow umbrella aloft as Argyle St Mong Kok is gradually cleared by bailiffs #OccupyHK #UmbrellaMovement

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Yellow umbrella aloft as Argyle St Mong Kok is gradually cleared by bailiffs #OccupyHK #UmbrellaMovement

6:25 AM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Since September, thousands of protesters have occupied public spaces and built barricades to block the way to government buildings.

Big crowd around the stage at #OccupyHK. Seems calm enough though.

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Big crowd around the stage at #OccupyHK. Seems calm enough though.

2:35 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This morning, a barricaded section in the busy area of Mong Kok was cleared by Hong Kong authorities. More than a dozen people were arrested.

Last week, police partially cleared the largest protest site in Admiralty. Local reports say that other protests sites near the government buildings are set to be cleared by police to break up the pro-democracy protests.

Bailiffs have continued to dismantle the barricades on busy streets. Last month this protestor was spotted sleeping on top of one to protect it.

A man, who claimed to be 78, was also photographed in the streets joining the protests.

I was editing my morning footage and this guy has been very distracting. Says he's 78. #OccupyHK

Venus Wu@wu_venusFollow

I was editing my morning footage and this guy has been very distracting. Says he's 78. #OccupyHK

12:20 AM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Demonstrations on this scale are very uncommon in Hong Kong, and the police have responded with force.

Faces in the crowd, Mong Kok #OccupyHK #UmbrellaMovement

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Faces in the crowd, Mong Kok #OccupyHK #UmbrellaMovement

4:38 AM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There are claims that the popular app WeChat – which many say is the driving force behind the communication during the protests – is being censored.

WeChat has censored my pics with text: "Hong Kong #UmbrellaMovement" Here they go again! Day 55th, Admiralty

Yun Long Song@yunlongsongFollow

WeChat has censored my pics with text: "Hong Kong #UmbrellaMovement" Here they go again! Day 55th, Admiralty

5:12 PM - 22 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's a guide to understanding why the protests are happening.

No resistance as police, bailiffs, media observe agency removing pallets from #OccupyHK Argyle St barricade

Tom Grundy@tomgrundyFollow

No resistance as police, bailiffs, media observe agency removing pallets from #OccupyHK Argyle St barricade

2:48 AM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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