Hong Kong court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional

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Demonstrators raise their hands as they attend a protest at the Central District in Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong’s High Court ruled on Monday that a British colonial-era emergency law revived by the government to ban protesters wearing face masks, was unconstitutional.

It said the law was “incompatible with the Basic Law”, the mini-constitution under which Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

 

Chidi Nwoke.