Hong Kong face mask ban: How’s that working out?

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — In Hong Kong, many protests are angry after the government invoked an emergency law on Friday, and banned demonstrators from wearing face masks to conceal their identity. But the pro-democracy demonstrators are still wearing the masks, risking a year in jail and hefty fines.

The city’s mass transit rail system is on shut down after a night of violent unrest.


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