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Hundreds attend 'mask party' in Sha Tin

2019-10-12 HKT 18:54
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  • The protesters chanted slogans and sang 'Glory to Hong Kong' at the atrium of New Town Plaza. Photo: RTHK
    The protesters chanted slogans and sang 'Glory to Hong Kong' at the atrium of New Town Plaza. Photo: RTHK
  • One of the participants said he wore a Guy Fawkes mask to oppose autocratic rule. Photo: RTHK
    One of the participants said he wore a Guy Fawkes mask to oppose autocratic rule. Photo: RTHK
Over a hundred protesters gathered at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on Saturday to attend a "mask party" to demonstrate against the government’s anti-mask law.

The participants – many of them wearing masks – chanted slogans like "wearing masks aren't illegal" and "I have every right to wear a mask". They also sang anti-extradition anthem 'Glory to Hong Kong'.

One of the demonstrators, university student Justin, was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.

“The mask represents Vendetta so it is a symbol of being a fight [against] autocratic leadership”, he said.

A number of shops and eateries that have previously been targeted by protesters for being pro-government have closed ahead of the “party”.