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Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban


Anti-government protests have continued in Hong Kong after authorities shut down subway services and criminalised the wearing of face masks at rallies. Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam reaffirmed her determination not to let rioters get the upper hand in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, which she said had been "semi-paralysed" by demonstrations. Marchers have defied the new ban on face coverings, which the government says have made it difficult for police to identify violent protesters.

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