[BRIEF] In the face of political protests across the nation, Brazil has banned the wearing of masks in public demonstrations.
The ban was signed by Geraldo Alckmin, the governor of Sao Paulo state, and will go into effect upon regulation–which can take up to 180 days.
The ban has sparked a further protest against the Brazilian government. A Thursday protest has been planned for in Sao Paulo.
The protest will take place at Roosevelt Square between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The penalty attached to mask wearing at public demonstrations has yet to be decided.
By James Haleavy