A fire burns across a flower bed outside Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court in the New Territories on Wednesday night. Photo: Facebook

Hong Kong barristers condemn arson attack on court building, calling it ‘corrosive’ to rule of law

  • Bar Association says it ‘strongly deplores’ attack outside Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court that left a two-metre blaze burning across a flower bed
  • Police say protesters targeted the building because they were unhappy with a ruling that rejected a student leader’s bid to bar officers from campus
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A fire burns across a flower bed outside Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court in the New Territories on Wednesday night. Photo: Facebook
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A police officer in riot gear chases protesters on the Chinese University campus. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests: failure of students’ court bid to bar police from Chinese University campus has sent alarm bells ringing in academic circles. What does it mean for the future?

  • Students believed police could not enter their campus, arguing that Chinese University was on private land leased by the government
  • But the court ruled that officers have the right to enter the campus to enforce the law
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A police officer in riot gear chases protesters on the Chinese University campus. Photo: Winson Wong
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