Hong Kong police get more powers, masks to be banned in bid to end crisis

Hong Kong has loosened guidelines on the use of force by police as it struggles to stamp out anti-government protests…

Hong Kong has loosened guidelines on the use of force by police as it struggles to stamp out anti-government protests that have rocked the Asian financial hub for nearly four months, according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday. The city is also expected to ban face masks under a colonial-era emergency law that has not been used in half a century, media reported.

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