Hong Kong protests: How technology is changing the game - BBC Newsnight
- Published on Oct 4, 2019
- Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam is set to invoke a colonial-era emergency law to ban face masks after months of protests.
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The ban comes after violent clashes left one protester in a critical condition after being shot in the chest by a police pistol.
Many protesters have taken to wearing face masks at demonstrations to avoid being identified.
Since the protests began four months ago, violence has intensified and become more unpredictable as protesters and the police turn to more extreme and unorthodox methods. But how is technology changing the way the police and protesters operate? International editor Gabriel Gatehouse reports.
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