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Appeal court rules Hong Kong’s mask ban is constitutional at unauthorised protests

Appeal court rules Hong Kong’s mask ban is constitutional at unauthorised protests

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  1. Pretty useless when the police can turn any authorised protest into unauthorised at any given moment.

  2. > The Court of Appeal has ruled that Hong Kong’s ban on wearing masks at unlawful assemblies is constitutional, overturning lower court decision.

    It should be noted that “unlawful assemblies” in Hong Kong is defined as “When 3 or more persons, assembled together, conduct themselves in a disorderly, intimidating, insulting or provocative manner intended or likely to cause any person reasonably to fear that the persons so assembled will commit a breach of the peace, or will by such conduct provoke other persons to commit a breach of the peace, they are an unlawful assembly.”

    There is precedence on the Police claiming “unlawful assembly” on pedestrians, notably [a normal family of 3 going home](https://www.facebook.com/ArmChannelTV/videos/897965367241772).

    Not a good sign for Hong Kong’s “rule of law”, quote-unquote, as if there’s any shred of it left in Hong Kong.

  3. Cant have masks block that facial recognition so China can make them disappear later.

  4. Just as it should be. Rioters shouldn’t be allowed masks to hide behind. Save them for the medics.

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