A man arrested in relation to an attack on lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan on Saturday has been charged with criminal damage, common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and will appear in Tuen Mun Court today. Mr Lee said he wanted to contact the man who allegedly struck him and tried to shove a banana in his mouth, in a bid to understand what pressures he was under. The Confederation of Trade Unions lawmaker was speaking at a rally in support of a universal pension scheme in Hong Kong, the cause for which he was campaigning when the attack occurred in Tuen Mun. Elsewhere, a public forum to discuss the incident, organised by the League of Social Democrats, was cancelled at the last minute. The organisers denied there were fears about security, saying it was called off because Mr Lee was unable to attend for personal reasons. Mr Lee, 51, the CTU's general secretary, said he urged police to crack down on politically motivated violence, although he said he did not believe the attack on him was politically motivated. 'The whole of society is a pressure cooker at the moment,' he said, and urged the government to listen more to the people's needs. Mr Lee said he did not think the incident was linked to actions by the League of Social Democrats. During Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address earlier this month, league chairman Wong Yuk-man threw a bunch of bananas across the Legislative Council chamber towards Mr Tsang in protest at his proposal that the old-age allowance should be means- tested. Mr Wong's conduct was criticised for setting a bad example and debasing the integrity of the Legislative Council. The league's founding member, 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, said he had not received any threats that seemed to be related to the assault on Mr Lee. 'But I get threats all the time now, and I just ignore them,' he said. 'I contacted the police once, but nothing ever came of it. 'I know people are trying to blame this on us. But the people to blame are those trying to incite hatred.' He likened the violence and threats against lawmakers to the Cultural Revolution, when mobs were given free rein to attack anyone deemed to be counter-revolutionary. Both Mr Lee and Mr Leung are also key members of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China.