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World Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban

17:20  18 october  2019
17:20  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Protesters upset with the Hong Kong government took to the streets defying a face mask ban . Caryn Ceolin reports.

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators, many wearing masks , took to the streets Saturday in Hong Kong in defiance of leader Carrie Lam's recently invoked

Gathering along the city's subway lines on Friday night, protest supporters masqueraded as Winnie the Pooh and Guy Fawkes.

The protesters were taking a lighthearted approach to oppose the government's decision to invoke colonial-era emergency regulations banning face masks at rallies as it struggles to contain the chaotic protest movement.

Hong Kong's leader has said the ban on masks, which have become a hallmark of the protests, is aimed at deterring radical behavior.

But the protesters say they wear them out of fear of retribution and concern that their identities will be shared with China's massive state security apparatus.

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