A sea of protesters parting for an ambulance on the night of June 16 has been interpreted as a symbol of Hongkongers’ commitment to order even when demonstrating against the government. Photo: AFP

The real threat to the rule of law in Hong Kong? It is not the protesters

  • Hongkongers have a deep respect for the law and proper procedure, and it would take something much bigger than unwise acts of violence by a minority to change that
  • What would destroy Hong Kong’s rule of law would be authoritarian government actions
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A sea of protesters parting for an ambulance on the night of June 16 has been interpreted as a symbol of Hongkongers’ commitment to order even when demonstrating against the government. Photo: AFP
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Protesters smashed doors and windows, defaced photographs and scrawled obscenities on walls of the Legislative Council building in Tamar. Photo: Felix Wong
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Hong Kong’s success depends on respect for the rule of law

  • Radical protesters who stormed Legco must pay the price for their actions, while authorities must find a way out of this quagmire and restore order

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Protesters smashed doors and windows, defaced photographs and scrawled obscenities on walls of the Legislative Council building in Tamar. Photo: Felix Wong
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