Pro-democracy protesters gather in the early hours of the morning
As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong moved into their third day, officials in Beijing have taken steps to censor reports in mainland China.
A protest holds a sign reading "citizen disobey orders" (Picture: AFP)
Restrictions were placed on newspapers and social media websites by the ruling communist party to make sure that any reports coming out of the autonomous region followed the party's strict reporting line, according to the New York Times.
A line of umbrellas used to block pepper spray (Picture: Getty)