Riot police on the streets in Mong Kok. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong protests: tear gas, arrests and train stations trashed as anger over new anti-mask law rolls in fourth straight day

  • Hundreds gather in Tai Koo, Mong Kok and Tseung Kwan O, setting up roadblocks in some spots, while riot police fire tear gas and non-lethal rounds
  • Student and an unemployed woman granted bail by a court after they became the first to be charged under the mask ban
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police on the streets in Mong Kok. Photo: Edmond So
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Ng Lung-ping, seen in a mask on the left, and Choi Yuk-wan (second from right) on their way to Eastern Court where they were accused of wearing masks during a public assembly. Photo: May Tse

First suspects charged under Hong Kong’s anti-mask law granted bail, after weekend of protests marred by violence

  • City University student and woman, 38, granted bail after appearing in court charged with covering their faces at demonstration soon after ban introduced
  • The accused made subject to curfew and travel ban, as city emerges from weekend of fresh violence triggered by new restriction
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Ng Lung-ping, seen in a mask on the left, and Choi Yuk-wan (second from right) on their way to Eastern Court where they were accused of wearing masks during a public assembly. Photo: May Tse
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