Masks at Hong Kong Protests – level 3
Protests in Hong Kong have continued for nearly four months now. Protesters do not accept Hong Kong to be part of Mainland China, and they oppose the current government. Demonstrators and rioters hide their identities with masks. The situation is getting worse and more dangerous.
The chief executive in council decided at a special meeting to increase the government’s power under the Emergency Regulations Ordinance. This law bans masks. Hong Kong ’s political leader, Carrie Lam, thinks that this law can stop violent protesters.
According to the government, the law will start on Saturday. The law does not allow the use of masks except for medical reasons and for special reasons such as religion and for work. Violators of the law will have to pay a 25,000.00 Hong Kong dollar fine and go to jail for one year.
If a person does not remove his mask after a police officer asks, he can get a fine of 10,000.00 Hong Kong dollars and go to jail for six months.
Difficult words: rioters: (rebels), ban (prohibit or stop someone from doing something), violator (someone who does not respect the law).
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