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Hong Kong court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional  

Reuters | Published: November 18, 2019 12:57:39 | Updated: November 18, 2019 17:55:38


Protesters attend an anti-government ally in the district of Central in Hong Kong, China on November 17, 2019 — Reuters photo

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.

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