Urns campaigner attacked with paint

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 October, 2011, 12:00am


A 60-year-old woman who has been campaigning against an illegal columbarium in her village was attacked by two men who poured red paint over her on Sunday morning.

The woman objects to a house in Lo Wai village in Tsuen Wan being turned into a storage place for urns.

'She was woken up by her dog barking and went out to find out what was going on,' said Eddie Tse Sai-kit, convenor of the Columbarium Concern Group .

'She saw two men who told her they were trying to get to her neighbour via her house. Then, without any warning, the men poured red paint over her and ran away.'

The woman suffered injuries to her face and was admitted to Yan Chai Hospital for treatment.

Tse said although he had no evidence to connect the woman's membership of the group with the attack, they would remain cautious. 'We have seen gangsters involved in the columbarium dispute in Tsui Keng village in Sheung Shui, and a villager being chopped for exposing an illegal landfill in Ho Sheung Heung.'

Group members marched to the police headquarters in Wan Chai from the High Court in Admiralty yesterday to demand action.