Former Hong Kong lawmaker and pro-democracy activist Leung Kwok-hung stabbed

  • “Long Hair”, was stabbed outside Beijing's liaison office on Thursday. He was not seriously injured.
  • He was there supporting a lawmaker who had been called out by Beijing Central Offices for allowing filibusters. 
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Ex-lawmaker and pro-democracy activist Leung Kwok-hung, “Long Hair”, was stabbed outside Beijing's liaison office on Thursday. No serious injury was indicated.

Leung was stabbed in the side of his right abdomen with a sharp metal object while being interviewed by RTHK English during a protest.

The League of Social Democrats founder was sent to Queen Mary Hospital by ambulance. The attacker, an elderly man, was arrested by the police at the scene.

“He was yelling at me saying that I was stirring up trouble as he attacked me,” Leung told the press after being tended to at the hospital. “Then the police stopped him … I saw that there was rust on the metal, so I came here to the hospital for a check-up.”

He said the doctor informed him it was a minor scratch, and he had to have a tetanus shot, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicine. “The doctor advised me to be hospitalised, but since I have been quite busy these days, I’ve signed a form to leave the hospital,” he added.

Earlier on Thursday, representatives from the League of Social Democrats and Labour Party went to the Liaison Office in Sai Ying Pun to protest against the intervention of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) and Beijing’s Liaison Office in the affairs of the Legislative Council. They were also there to show solidarity with legal sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang, who had been singled out in the HKMAO statement for allegedly abusing his power by allowing filibustering; and to protest against the introduction of Article 23 national security legislation.

According to RTHK, Leung said Beijing had been making threats against the pan-democrats to help pave the way for the launch of Article 23 before the attack took place.