無懼緊急法禁蒙面及風雨 戴口罩人潮逼爆港島 Protesters Defy Emergency Mask Ban and Rain – Flooding Hong Kong Streets
林鄭政府引用緊急法《禁止蒙面規例》實施第二天，街上滿是蒙面人，高呼「蒙面無罪」。下午港島有大批人由銅鑼灣遊行到中環，參加者刻意戴上口罩挑戰新法例，逼爆港島街道。… Continue reading
Masked Hongkongers marched from Causeway Bay to Central on the second day after the government issued an anti-mask law by invoking the colonial era Emergency Regulations Ordinance.
The crowd first gathered outside SOGO department store in Causeway Bay at around 2 pm chanting “Hongkongers, resist!” “Mask wearing not guilty!”
The streets were full of citizens deliberately wearing masks to challenge the new legislation. Police did not intervene. At 2:10 pm, the crowd took up the westbound Hennessy Road and headed for Central.
People pointed out that Carrie Lam government mismanaged and did not heed public opinion. The mask ban after the first “community dialog” aroused greater public anger. They are most dissatisfied that the public cannot wear mask but the police can, condoning more and more serious police brutality, and worried that the government will invoke further emergency laws to stop Internet access, start curfew and martial law at any time.
A huge banner reading “Glory to Hong Kong” led the march. In addition to the usual chants like “5 demands, no one less”, new ones are “Mask wearing not guilty, protest is reasonable” and “HongKonger, resist”.
Despite occasional heavy rain, protesters occupied all east and west-bound lanes. Looks like another epic march of over 1 million people, flooding the streets of Causeway Bay, Wan Chai to Central on Hong Kong Island.
24 Hong Kong democrat legislators challenged the mask ban with judicial review in High Court this morning, accusing leader Carrie Lam of “usurping the legislature”.
The Bar Association said that invoking Emergency Law for the mask ban is unconstitutional.