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BBC Chinese: Hong Kong Lawyers Marched in Black

On June 27, BBC Chinese reported that, on that same day, over 1,800 Hong Kong lawyers marched in silence; all participants in the march were dressed in black; they carried no signs, banners or slogans. The group walked from the High Court to the Court of Final Appeal. The widely respected Hong Kong lawyers were apparently protesting against what they saw as interference from Beijing. There has been a growing concern about the rule of law in Hong Kong. Legislative Council Member Dennis Kwok and Senior Counsel Martin Lee, who is also the founder of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, led the protesters. Also in the group were former High Court justices and eight former chairpersons of the highly respected Hong Kong Bar Association. The Association had issued an official announcement a couple of weeks earlier indicating that it is “incorrect” for the Mainland government to suggest that the Hong Kong judges and judicial officers are part of the executive branch that “rules” Hong Kong [instead of upholding the "rule of law" in Hong Kong.]
Source: BBC Chinese, June 27, 2014