PHOTOS: Hong Kong Democracy Protests

Right now in Hong Kong students and police are in a tense standoff. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy student demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the encroaching communist politics of Beijing on Hong Kong's governance. Hong Kong is an autonomous region of China. The students have been joined by the Occupy Central movement, which has called for a campaign of civil disobedience in the territory. Here are photos of the ongoing revolution.

Connaught Road, one of the major highway in Hong Kong, in protest against Beijing's conservative framework for political reform. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)