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In Pictures: Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tactic

Updated : 2019-10-22 15:54:27

Hong Kong protesters masqueraded as various characters in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public gatherings.

A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Hong Kong protesters masqueraded as various characters in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public gatherings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Hong Kong protesters masqueraded as various characters in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public gatherings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog — these are the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog — these are the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Demonstrators masqueraded Friday night as their favourite characters in defiance of the government's ban this month on face coverings at public gatherings. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Demonstrators masqueraded Friday night as their favourite characters in defiance of the government's ban this month on face coverings at public gatherings. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese city took a humorous approach to draw attention to their cause as they try to keep up the pressure on the government five months since the movement erupted. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese city took a humorous approach to draw attention to their cause as they try to keep up the pressure on the government five months since the movement erupted. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Some became Pepe the Frog, a character adopted by Hong Kong protesters unaware of its association with US far-right extremists. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Some became Pepe the Frog, a character adopted by Hong Kong protesters unaware of its association with US far-right extremists. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A protester wears a Guy Fawkes,  a global symbol of anti-government protests mask during a protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A protester wears a Guy Fawkes,  a global symbol of anti-government protests mask during a protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A protester wears a mask during a protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A protester wears a mask during a protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A protester wears a mask during a protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A protester wears a mask during a protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Many assumed the identity of Winnie the Pooh because Chinese internet users joke that the talking bear resembles President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Many assumed the identity of Winnie the Pooh because Chinese internet users joke that the talking bear resembles President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Hong Kong protesters masqueraded as various characters in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public gatherings. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong protesters masqueraded as various characters in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public gatherings. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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