The mask ban was brought in to try to curb trouble during protests. Photo: Sam Tsang

Court suspends for seven days ruling that Hong Kong mask ban is unconstitutional but warns measure remains invalid

  • Decision comes just days after court’s ruling drew stern remarks from Beijing, seen by critics as a move to exert pressure on Hong Kong’s independent judiciary
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The mask ban was brought in to try to curb trouble during protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Police officers in riot control gear will stand guard at more than 600 polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Riot police to guard all polling stations in protest-hit Hong Kong for first time – but will maintain ‘minimum presence’ to avoid sowing fear among voters in district council elections

  • Force will be on ‘maximum reserve’ mode to thwart any disruptions or violence
  • Almost all officers in the 31,000-strong force have to report for duty on election day on Sunday, according to senior police source
Topic |   Hong Kong police

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Police officers in riot control gear will stand guard at more than 600 polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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