HONG KONG COURT RULES BAN ON FACE MASKS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

HONG KONG'S HIGH COURT HAS RULED THAT AN EMERGENCY LAW REVIVED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO BAN PROTESTERS WEARING FACE MASKS WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

HONG KONG COURT RULES BAN ON FACE MASKS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

It found the law was "incompatible with the Basic Law", the mini-constitution under which Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
However, after Beijing and local leaders failed to respond to protesters' further demands, the rallies snowballed into a wider movement calling for democratic freedom and police accountability.
Public anger against Chinese rule in the semi-autonomous territory has underscored increasingly violent confrontations between police officers and demonstrators in the last five months.

Hong Kong's high court has ruled that an emergency law revived by the government to ban protesters wearing face masks was unconstitutional. It found the law was "incompatible with the Basic Law", the mini-constitution under...

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