Wearing masks could be made illegal under a new Hong Kong law. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong government to announce new law banning masks during public assemblies in bid to end months of protest violence

  • Source confirms city leader Carrie Lam’s de facto cabinet will convene a special meeting on Friday
  • If the Executive Council approves the plan to enact the anti-mask law, the government will make an announcement after the meeting
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Wearing masks could be made illegal under a new Hong Kong law. Photo: Reuters
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Masked protesters hold a flash mob rally at Chater Garden on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Anti-mask law for protesters would be tough to enforce in streets and courtrooms, Hong Kong police and legal experts say

  • Government expected to push through legislation under a colonial-era emergency law on Friday
  • One police inspector says it will ‘unnecessarily stir up more trouble’ and law professor wonders if it constitutes inhumane treatment
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Masked protesters hold a flash mob rally at Chater Garden on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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