Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks take part in an October demonstration against the then newly imposed law banning face masks in public in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks take part in an October demonstration against the then newly imposed law banning face masks in public in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong mask ban legal when aimed at unauthorised protests, Court of Appeal rules in partially overturning lower court verdict

  • Decision also overturns High Court ruling that government’s use of Emergency Regulations Ordinance was unconstitutional
  • But masks are allowed at lawful processions and police do not have the authority to physically remove them from violators, judgment finds

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks take part in an October demonstration against the then newly imposed law banning face masks in public in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks take part in an October demonstration against the then newly imposed law banning face masks in public in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
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