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judge doubles down on mask ban; Ernest Lin says facial coverings with political slogans, not their yellow colour, are forbidden in court

Jan 14, 2021 - South China Morning Post

A judge has doubled down on his decision to remove people ­wearing yellow masks from his courtroom, but clarified it was based on "political demands" printed on the facial coverings rather than the colour favoured by anti-government protesters.

District Judge Ernest Lin ­Kam-hung yesterday said the move was intended to prevent the court from turning into "a venue for political disputes and tussles", adding he had taken an "impartial" approach when telling his clerk to instruct thr...