The streets of Hong Kong have been filled with protesters in recent days, and this footage, captured by a drone, shows the sheer size of the demonstrations.

Hong Kong has hit the headlines with footage of thousands of demonstrators that have taken to the streets to protest for free and fair elections, and the number of people involved has been breathtaking.

This latest piece of footage shot using a drone camera over the areas where the protests are concentrated provides an amazing bird's eye view of the scale of the ’umbrella revolution’.

While this alone is impressive, it is expected that the numbers today will be even higher, given the fact that there is a national holiday today to mark the 65th anniversary of Communist China, meaning more people are free to get out and take to the streets.

Via Mother Jones