Demonstrators were again out in force on Sunday over the government’s use of emergency powers to ban face masks at protests. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese state media calls Hong Kong’s ban on masks at protests ‘legal and reasonable’

  • Unrest ‘severely damaging’ city’s law and order as well as ‘one country, two systems’ framework, official social media account Xiakedao says
  • Parade of experts voice support for new law that has angered demonstrators
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators were again out in force on Sunday over the government’s use of emergency powers to ban face masks at protests. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Anti-government protesters rally from Causeway Bay to Central in defiance of the anti-mask law. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new anti-mask law as at least 13 anti-government protesters are taken into custody

  • Senior force insider says two men were picked up in Tai Po for refusing to remove their masks
  • Almost all of those arrested were also suspected of engaging in unlawful assembly
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters rally from Causeway Bay to Central in defiance of the anti-mask law. Photo: Sam Tsang
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