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Censors, rev your engines, because Hong Kong is currently the site of its own huge antigovernment protests.

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From up here you can’t even see the repression.

Did you know that you can’t do a web search for “Tiananmen Square” in China? That, of course, is because the government doesn’t want people talking about the famous pro-democracy protests. Censors, rev your engines, because Hong Kong is currently the site of its own huge antigovernment protests, according to CNN.

Hong Kong, which was passed from the UK to China in 1997, has more autonomy than mainland China, but Beijing has been tightening the leash. This week’s protests are in response to China’s decision that major Hong Kong political candidates must be approved by Chinese government in order to run.

A few starter suggestions when they’re brainstorming lists of things to censor: “Hong Kong,” of course; “Occupy Central for Love and Peace,"which is the name of the protests; "tear gas”; “riot police”; and, what the heck, “Ferguson.”

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