Masks at Hong Kong Protests – level 1

09-10-2019 07:00

People protest in Hong Kong against the government. They do this since last June. They are in favor of democracy. Hong Kong is now under control of Mainland China. Hong Kong was an independent country before.

Protesters cover their faces with masks. They do not want people to know who they are. Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam, does not like the face masks. She thinks protesters can be violent people. She brings back an anti-mask law. She thinks that the law can stop violent protesters.

Now protestors cannot wear masks. If they do, police can send them to prison. They can pay a penalty. People can wear masks only for special reasons like religious, medical or professional use.

Difficult words: was (the past of “is”), mainland (a big place where most of the land is), anti (against something), penalty (a punishment if you break a law and you have to go to jail or pay money).

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