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World 2 Hong Kong protesters charged under mask ban

16:16  07 october  2019
16:16  07 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Hong Kong fears internet shutdown after face-mask ban

  Hong Kong fears internet shutdown after face-mask ban As soon as the ban on face masks was announced, posts urging people to download virtual private networks started to trend.People in Hong Kong fear that internet access in the city may become more like that in mainland China, after the city invoked a colonial-era emergency law today to ban face masks at public gatherings.

The charges filed Monday are the first prosecution under the ban that took effect Saturday under sweeping emergency powers to quash rising violence in four months of anti-government protests . An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old unemployed woman were detained early Saturday shortly after

HONG KONG — Two protesters were charged Monday with violating Hong Kong 's new ban on wearing masks at rallies, a move likely to add to a backlash that has thrown the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis.An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old unemployed woman

Two protestors were charged Monday in the first violations of Hong Kong's new ban on wearing masks at rallies, the Associated Press reported.

a close up of a busy city street: 2 Hong Kong protesters charged under mask ban© Getty Images 2 Hong Kong protesters charged under mask ban

An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which was instituted by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Friday using emergency powers.

The two were detained Saturday shortly after the ban's implementation. A conviction under the mask ban is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine.

The aggressive step from Hong Kong's government comes amid worsening violence from both sides of the pro-democracy protests.

China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of HK protesters

  China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of HK protesters China's state media accused Apple Wednesday of supporting pro-democracy protesters, warning the US tech giant would suffer consequences for its "unwise and reckless" decision, in an echo of campaigns against other Western firms. An opinion piece in the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, highlighted a transport app available on Apple's store that it alleged helped protesters identify police in Hong Kong.

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Hong Kong protesters are set to march through the streets of Hong Kong Island on Sunday, October 6 against an

HONG KONG (AP) — Two protesters were charged Monday with violating Hong Kong 's new ban on wearing masks at rallies, a move likely to But it sparked fears of more deadly duels after two teens were injured by gunfire from officers under attack this week. An 18-year-old protester , shot at close

Protestors have demonstrated for months in the semi-autonomous city. Initially a response to a proposed bill allowing suspected criminals to be extradited to China, the protests have morphed into a pro-democracy and anti-government movement.

Lam withdrew the bill last month, but protests have continued and even expanded.

The mask ban did little to curb protests and was met with tens of thousands donning masks and taking to the streets.

In a statement Monday, police said the "public order of the whole city is being pushed to the verge of a very dangerous situation," per AP.

Report: Daryl Morey tweeted about Hong Kong when he did because of face-mask ban .
The most charitable interpretation of LeBron James' comments about Daryl Morey: LeBron feared for the safety of the Lakers and Nets, who were playing in China in the aftermath of Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong Protesters. © Lampson Yip - Clicks Images/Getty ImagesThat’d require explaining why LeBron brought up people being harmed “financially,” but perhaps he misspoke. There’s room to give LeBron benefit of the doubt.The line that most supports that reading of LeBron’s comments: “Could have waited a week to send it.

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