A line of police officers ride an escalator at the Legislative Council on October 16, behind a protester holding an umbrella. Photo: Reuters
Lawrence Lok
Opinion

Opinion

Lawrence Lok

Condemning protest violence in Hong Kong won’t solve the problem – not when police are part of the problem

  • No sensible person could condone the violence perpetrated by protesters. However, condemning the violence will not help when the police force, executing the repressive policy of a recalcitrant government, is not held to account

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A line of police officers ride an escalator at the Legislative Council on October 16, behind a protester holding an umbrella. Photo: Reuters
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Lawrence Lok

Lawrence Lok

Lawrence Lok is a criminal barrister called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978, and called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1979. He has been practising criminal law in all levels of court ever since. He has also served as a recorder of High Court, and currently serves as a member of the Bar Council.