There have been fresh protests in Hong Kong after the government has brought in a ban on face-masks worn by protestors. This ban does not apply for people wearing masks for health reasons, or if required by their job.
Protestors have been wearing them for a number of reasons - to protect their identity as their actions may carry risks of arrest or imprisonment, to protect themselves against tear-gas and other physical risks, and also might give them a sense of identity with each other.
However, the government and police might see it as a way of hiding and committing acts they would not normally do if they could be identified and recognised.
You can see more about the face masks here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49938843
And also read more about the ban here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49931598
We already have a post from a student about whether you would wear a face-mask if you were protesting - you can find this in the Editors' Picks.
However, do you think it's fair for the government to ban face-masks for protestors, or should protestors be allowed to wear them?
Some things to think about:
Banning face-masks for protestors has not been immediately successful - as you can see from the protests in the second news article above.
Some people might say banning face masks is OK, because people should be responsible for their actions, but it could be the start of many more laws which could take away people's rights.
Remember, this ban does not apply for people wearing masks for health reasons, or if required by their job.