An officer struggles with a protester as police make arrests amid demonstrations against the anti-mask law. Photo: Sam Tsang

At least 77 arrested over anti-mask law, as Hong Kong police say weekend of protest unrest marked by ‘sharp escalation in vandalism and property destruction’

  • Police used 367 rounds of tear gas, 106 rubber bullets, 15 beanbag rounds and 30 sponge bullets in clashes over weekend break
  • Force says there was no training day for officers since the new legislation kicked in on Saturday, but that guidelines have been sent to those on front lines
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An officer struggles with a protester as police make arrests amid demonstrations against the anti-mask law. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Carrie Lam says time will tell if the mask ban is effective in dealing with ‘limitless and lawless’ protests. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: ‘no plans’ to bring in more laws under emergency powers, too early to judge effectiveness of mask ban

  • New legislation takes time to have desired impact, city’s chief executive says
  • Lam says she hopes ban will make school-age teenagers turn their back on violence
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam says time will tell if the mask ban is effective in dealing with ‘limitless and lawless’ protests. Photo: May Tse
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