FEMALE protesters in Hong Kong used their hair to cover their faces as a court rejected another attempt to block a ban on masks aimed at quashing violence.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took part in a march yesterday after further clashes between police and demonstrators on Saturday.
Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam had used emergency powers brought in by the British in 1922 to impose the face mask ban, which follows four months of anti-government protests. Many demonstrators flouted the ban, risking up to a year in jail and a fine.
Retiree Patricia Anyeung, who wore a mask while marching with her sister Rebecca, said: ‘Carrie Lam is not the god of Hong Kong. She can’t do anything she likes.’
On Friday, a 14-year-old boy became the second protester shot by police after an 18-year-old, charged with rioting and assaulting police, was shot on Tuesday. The younger teen has been arrested.