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06 Nov 2019 | 02:47 AM UTC

Hong Kong: Lawmaker stabbed in Tuen Mun November 6

Hong Kong, SAR China News Alert

Assailant stabs pro-establishment lawmaker in Tuen Mun on November 6; investigation into the attack ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong, Tuen Mun

Event

A pro-establishment lawmaker was stabbed while campaigning with two district council candidates in the Tuen Mun area on the morning (local time) of Wednesday, November 6. According to police reports, the incident occurred on Wu Chui Road in Richland Garden at approximately 08:44. The attacker was detained at the scene and two people were taken to the hospital. An investigation into the stabbing is ongoing. Demonstrations denouncing the attack are possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

The lawmaker has been identified as Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, who has faced significant criticism from anti-government demonstrators after a viral video clip allegedly showed him shaking hands with men suspected of indiscriminately attacking protesters and passengers at the Yuen Long MTR station on July 21. At least 45 people were wounded in the attack, which further escalated tensions in the city.

Advice

Individuals in Hong Kong are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

Individuals are also advised to avoid wearing black and white colors around protest zones or rallies as they are associated with protesters.

 

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