As the political protests in Hong Kong have intensified over the last few days, reports have surfaced that Instagram had been blocked in mainland China on Sunday

According to a report from Reuters, Hong Kong-based reporters from The New York Times confirmed that the photo sharing service was inaccessible in mainland China

The blocking of the websites are likely related to the violent images of clashes with police and protesters in recent days, as well as the rise of the #OccupyCentral hashtag, which has centralized social media reports emerging from Hong Kong during the protests. Read more…

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