Junius Ho, a pro-Beijing lawmaker was stabbed in chest in Hong Kong on Wednesday November 6, whereas campaigning for a native election holding this month.
The lawmaker who is thought for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters was campaigning with celebration members in his constituency of Tuen Mun, a city on the outskirts of Hong Kong close to the border with China.
A viral video shared on-line captured second the assailant approached him for a photograph. Nonetheless as a substitute of taking out a digital camera, he brandished a knife and stabbed Ho in the chest. The person who was heard shouting in Cantonese “Junius Ho, you scum”, was overpowered by the lawmaker and others round him.
“This morning is a dark day in Hong Kong’s district council elections,” pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho stated, in line with the South China Morning Put up. “A candidate was intentionally assaulted by an attacker. There is no order left.”
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Ho informed reported that he suffered a minor wound roughly 2 centimeters (0.79 inches) deep. The knife was blocked by his rib cage, sparing him a life-threatening damage.
Hong Kong has been upended by practically 5 months of giant and more and more violent protests calling for larger democratic freedoms and police accountability.
The lawmaker has turn into probably the most loathed institution figures amongst democracy protesters asides Hong Kong’s chief Carrie Lam and police chief Stephen Lo. He is especially disliked by the protest motion after he was seen shaking arms with males who attacked protesters at a subway station on July 21. Not less than 45 protesters have been injured during the assault.