November 18, 2019 / 5:16 AM / 24 days ago

Hong Kong court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional

HONG KONG (Reuters) - 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.

Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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