A mainland housewife was said to have challenged Hongkongers’ “superior” status shortly before she allegedly went on to assault a local grandmother at Sha Tin MTR station, a court heard on Tuesday. “What is so superior about you Hongkongers?” Huang Yufeng purportedly said before she allegedly attacked grandmother Lam Yuet-fan and her daughter on May 9, Sha Tin Court heard. Huang, 27, denies two counts of assault, one of occasioning actual bodily harm and another of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Lam, 55, and her 28-year-old daughter, Bryony Lau Kwan-mei. The mainland woman allegedly pushed Lam to the ground outside the Maxims cake shop, causing Lam to hit the back of her head. A medical report suggested Lam lost her ability to speak temporarily and suffered from convulsions on the left side of her face. She was later referred to the medical stroke unit after being diagnosed with a stroke and had since been walking with crutches due to back pain. Testifying on Tuesday, Lam recalled that she and Lau met Huang and her husband for the first time that day when her two-year-old grandson was smacked by Huang’s child at New Town Plaza. She said the incident happened when Huang fired the question regarding Hongkongers’ superiority in Cantonese with a mainland accent. They then parted as they separated the two children. But she said later in the day, they found Huang, clad in an orange tracksuit, and her husband waiting for them when they got out of a lift. “There they are,” she quoted Huang as saying. Lam claimed that although Huang’s husband was carrying his child, he bumped into her daughter’s shoulder. The couple continued to scold and tail them to the area outside the cake shop, where Huang suddenly rushed towards her and pushed her, she alleged. “I fell backwards hitting the back of my head,” Lam said. She recalled there was a a loud “bang” and a lump the size of a “pineapple bun” appeared at the back of her head. The grandmother was taken to the accident and emergency unit of Prince of Wales Hospital. In cross-examination, Huang’s barrister Eugenia Yang suggested to Lam that her daughter was filming her client and her family, so Huang rushed towards her to “negotiate” after Lau threatened to put the video online. The defending counsel also suggested that it was Lam’s daughter who caused her fall, adding that throughout the day, Lau purportedly referred to mainland people as “rubbish” and “locusts” on various occasions. Lam agreed that her daughter was filming, but dismissed other suggestions. A handful of protesters, who attended the hearing, hurled abuse at Huang and her husband during court breaks, with a man blocking their taxi as the couple left court. Lam’s testimony continues before Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma Hon-cheung today.