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  • At Hong Kong's Halloween celebration

  • this year face masks of Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • and Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam

  • replaced the usual pumpkins and skeletons.

  • Halloween has long been a popular festival

  • in this Asian financial hub, but this year the holiday

  • has a new political significance.

  • In an attempt to quell almost five months of protests,

  • the government banned wearing masks in early October.

  • Hundreds of demonstrators wearing protest-themed mask

  • and costumes participated in an unauthorised march

  • through the city's financial district to a popular bar

  • district before police fired tear gas.

  • Around 200 protesters have been arrested so far

  • for violating the anti-mask law.

  • Hong Kong has plunged into its worst political crisis

  • in decades, triggered by a now withdrawn

  • controversial extradition bill.

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    Amy.Lin posted on 2019/11/05
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