video Since the ban on wearing masks, decreed on October 4, protesters redouble ingenuity and share their findings on social networks.
Fairground masks, war paintings or hair tied on the face: Hong Kong protesters have redoubled their ingenuity to circumvent the ban on the wearing of masks in demonstrations, decreed by the chief executive, Carrie Lam , Friday, October 4th.
This announcement rekindled the anger of Hong Kongers, who took to the streets the same evening to denounce a law deemed "Authoritative". One of the most relayed images on social networks is deceptive. It shows a kind of helmet for projecting images of faces on the face of the person wearing the device, thus blurring the facial recognition systems. Presented as coming from Hong Kong, this device is actually a creation of German students, dating from 2017.
If the law on the wearing of masks disturbs so much, it is largely because of the Hong Kong policy in terms of facial recognition. By unveiling their faces, protesters risk being recorded by the tens of thousands of surveillance cameras that dot the streets of Hong Kong.