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Hong Kong Court Finds Lam’s Mask Ban Unconstitutional

  • Prohibition on face coverings sparked new wave of protests
  • Ruling comes as classes, events have been cancelled in city
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Former Democratic Party Chairperson Emily Lau discusses the unrest in Hong Kong and how she sees it resolving.(Source: Bloomberg)
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A Hong Kong court has found that the local government’s controversial mask ban unconstitutional, delivering a fresh legal blow to an administration struggling to contain increasingly violent protests.

The High Court ruling came Monday in response to a challenge filed by the city’s opposition lawmakers. Chief Executive Carrie Lam imposed the ban last month by invoking colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than a half century.