Lam Cheuk-ting identifies suspects who attacked him

Local | 4 Jul 2019 3:51 pm

Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting said today he has identified at least two of the people who attacked him when he was confronted by a group of pro-police supporters last Sunday, RTHK reports. 
Lam, who had sustained injuries to his abdomen and fingers during the incident, handed over the evidence and footage of the duo to the police for further investigation. He had lodged a report on the attack on that day itself.
The pan-democratic lawmaker said he was leaving Legco after a meeting when he ran into the group which was demonstrating to show support for the police and calling them to maintain law and order.
He said some protesters also threatened to throw him off the bridge leading to Tamar Park. 
Lam said the attackers stabbed him in the abdomen with umbrellas, and threw water bottles at his head, knocking off his glasses at one point. One person also grabbed his hand and twisted his fingers. 
The Democratic Party member also refuted claims that he and other pro-democracy lawmakers instigated the protesters who stormed the Legco.
He said he and other opposition lawmakers had tried to stop the protesters from breaking down the glass doors, even snatching metal poles from their hands.

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