For the first time in half a century, Hong Kong government has invoked an colonial era law to ban people from wearing masks during protests. Carrie Lam invoke the Emergency Laws after a special Executive Council meeting on October 4 to implement the “Anti-masked law.” The effect is like fueling fire with oil. In the past few days, it has not reduced protests and demonstrations, but has intensified social divisions.
Many people responded to a call on the Internet to join the “Anti-emergency law march”, held at 3 pm today to protest against the Government’s invoking the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, marching from the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui to the Sham Shui Po Sports Ground.
At 2:30 pm, numerous people gathered near the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui. At 3 o’clock, the crowd occupied Nathan Road and headed for Jordan and Sham Shui Po.