The judges held that the ban restricted human rights, notably the freedom of expression. It went too far in prohibiting the wearing of masks at lawful protests. Photo: Felix Wong
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Ban on masks must follow legal process

  • The hasty use of a draconian colonial-era law was always likely to be challenged and, although the judges’ ruling may be appealed against, it has to be respected and understood

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The judges held that the ban restricted human rights, notably the freedom of expression. It went too far in prohibiting the wearing of masks at lawful protests. Photo: Felix Wong
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