The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah has expressed surprise at the security measures Hong Kong laid on for visiting Chinese official Zhang Dejiang.

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“They started gluing down their sidewalks? So protesters can’t grab the bricks and throw them?” the Comedy Central host said.

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“It’s also interesting logic from the Chinese government. They were basically like ‘hey, should we spend some money and address the concerns of our citizens?’…’Nah, let’s buy glue.”

It is not the first time Hong Kong protesters have made it onto late night talk shows. In 2014, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight referenced the Umbrella Movement protests.

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