Hong Kong anti-mask law charges reach 16 following weekend of violent protests

Another 14 people have been charged for breaking the new anti-mask law, bringing the total number of prosecution cases relating to the ban that took effect on Saturday to at least 16.The six men and eight women faced charges at West Kowloon Court on Tuesday afternoon.The new ban was imposed by the city’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor last Friday, when she invoked the Emergency Regulations Ordinance for the first time in over half a century.The Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation forbids…

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