Man arrested for punching youth at Kowloon Bay 'Lennon wall'

Local | 11 Jul 2019 11:22 am

A 46-year-old man has been arrested by police after he allegedly attacked to two people defending the 'Lennon Wall' in Kowloon Bay, RTHK reports. 
A video circulating on social media showed a middle-aged man punching a younger man several times on a footbridge displaying colorful notes in support of the anti-extradition bill movement. 
The man was also suspected of attacking another 65-year-old man earlier.
It is said the incident happened shortly before 1am. The two injured persons were sent to the United Christian Hospital for treatment.
Both the men are in hospital and in a stable condition. 

Police said the 46-year-old is arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, while the two victims were taken to hospital for treatment. 

Earlier in the night, scuffles also broke out outside Yau Tong MTR station, when several government backers attempted to remove the notes. 

Police officers were called in to separate the crowd, and warning flags were raised at one stage.

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