The ban, imposed under emergency powers not used in more than half a century, was aimed at quelling nearly four months of unrest but instead triggered mass protests and vows of defiance, with a 14-year-old boy reportedly shot and wounded.
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad called for Carrie Lam to quit after she invoked colonial-era emergency powers to ban protesters from wearing face masks. Her move to quell months of unrest sparked immediate rallies and vows to defy the new law.
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