Hong Kong leader bans wearing masks at protests
Hong Kong's leader has invoked a colonial-era emergency law to ban wearing masks at protests amid a months-long protest movement.
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Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a protest against an expected government ban on protesters wearing face masks at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019. - Hong Kong's government was expected to meet October 4 to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, in a move opponents said would be a turning point that tips the financial hub into authoritarianism. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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HONG KONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 24: Barnabus Fung (2nd R) and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen (2nd L) empty a ballot box to count votes at a polling station on November 24, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong held its district council election on Sunday as anti-government protests continue into a sixth month, with demands for an independent inquiry into police brutality, the retraction of the word "riot" to describe the rallies, and genuine universal suffrage. (Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)
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A man walks past debris littering the entrance at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 27, 2019, over a week after police surrounded the building while protesters were still barricaded inside. - Teams at one of Hong Kong's top universities picked through the chaotic aftermath of a violent occupation by protesters for a second day on November 27 as the school searches for elusive holdouts -- and a way forward for a devastated institution. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police officers cordon off an area where pro-democracy protesters were shots by a policeman in Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. - A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters -- hitting at least one in the torso -- during clashes broadcast live on Facebook, as the city's rush hour was interrupted by protests. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a protest against an expected government ban on protesters wearing face masks at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019. - Hong Kong's government was expected to meet October 4 to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, in a move opponents said would be a turning point that tips the financial hub into authoritarianism. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Satellite imagery shows Chinese military vehicles congregating near Hong Kong border. As sweeping protests persist in Hong Kong, satellite imagery purports to show Chinese military vehicles gathering in Shenzen -- near Hong Kong's border with mainland China. Recently-arrived vehicles can be seen at the Shenzen Bay Sports Center, across the harbor from Hong Kong.
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Anti-extradition protesters move barricades on a street outside the Legislative Council Complex ahead of the annual flag raising ceremony of 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have organized rallies over the past weeks, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, the resignation of the territory's chief executive Carrie Lam, an investigation into police brutality, and drop riot charges against peaceful protesters. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
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