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HK High Court rules face mask ban is unconstitutional

Hong Kong's High Court ruled on Monday that the government's emergency law banning face masks is unconstitutional.

After the law was introduced in October, the court refused to grant anti-government lawmakers an emergency injunction to reverse the face mask ban. However, it now said that the ban went "further than is reasonably necessary" and presents a "restriction on fundamental rights."

The ruling comes as violent clashes between anti-government protesters and the police continue across China's special administrative region.

Breaking the News / NP