Editorial﹕Rational discussion of Leung's sentencing needed

【明報專訊】EDWARD Leung, former convenor of the Hong Kong Indigenous, and two other people tried for their involvement in the Mong Kok riots have been sentenced to three and a half years to seven years in prison. It is always lamentable to see promising young people being sent to jail, and the sentences will not resolve social conflicts. However, Hong Kong is a society underpinned by the rule of law, and the rejection of violence is the bottom line we should adhere to. Neither political ideals nor a love of Hong Kong should be the reason for justifying violence or heroising those who resort to it.