Hong Kong Protesters Go On Rampage, Vow To Defy Government's Mask Ban | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Hong Kong Protesters Go On Rampage, Vow To Defy Government's Mask Ban

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam thought invoking a colonial-era emergency powers law to prohibit wearing masks in public might calm the increasingly violent protests that have rocked her city for more than four months now. But apparently, that was a miscalculation.

Lam invoked the law Friday morning following a special meeting of the city's executive council. "As the current situation has clearly given rise to a state of serious public danger, the executive council decided this morning to invoke the power under the emergency regulations ordinance and make a new regulation in the prohibition of face covering - which is essentially an anti-mask law."

The regulation "targets rioters" Lam said, which is why it contains "exemptions" for those with legitimate need to wear a mask (wearing face masks became common in Hong Kong after the 2003 SARS outbreak).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Lam and her cohorts thought for one second that this was going to get rid of the protests and these protestors, they all need to think again.

Understanding the reality of the 24/7 news cycle, President Xi does NOT want to recreate a "Tiananmen Square Moment" here; but if this doesn't stop the rioting here, the question he has to ask himself right now is, what will?!?

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