Edwin Choy says he was convinced his outlook diverged too much from that of the Bar Council to remain among its ranks. Photo: Winson Wong

Criminal lawyer Edwin Choy opens up on resignation from Hong Kong Bar Association, saying his outlook on protest violence diverged too much from others

  • Many protesters ‘have been stirred into abandoning reason and replacing it with barbarism’, says Edwin Choy, who represented Occupy leaders
  • Destructive acts serve ‘no meaningful purpose’, while Hong Kong is ‘engulfed in the flames of senseless nihilism’, he says.
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Edwin Choy says he was convinced his outlook diverged too much from that of the Bar Council to remain among its ranks. Photo: Winson Wong
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.