Under fire Junius Ho loses it in debate over Yuen Long brutality

Local | 23 Jul 2019 1:39 pm

Pro-government lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, who has been mired in controversy over his alleged support to a group of armed people who attacked MTR passengers in Yuen Long, stormed out of a television debate after arguing with a pro-democracy legislator, RTHK reports.

Ho and Eddie Chu Hoi-dick were attending an RTHK TV program this morning to discuss the Sunday night violence in Yuen Long when the dramatic scenes unfolded.

This came after Ho requested Chu to ask the anti-extradition bill protesters to "stop all violence,'' including any illegal demonstrations or their campaign to reclaim different districts.

Chu answered if the demands of the anti-extradition bill protesters – including a complete withdrawal of the bill, investigation into alleged police brutality and dropping charges against the arrested protesters – are not accepted by the government, people won't be able to stay calm.

This answer enraged Ho, who pounded the table angrily and blamed Chu of bringing violence into legislative council and the community.

Ho then stood up, took off his mike and stormed off the set despite attempts by the talk host to calm him down.

Outside the studio, Ho was confronted by some protesters who shouted at him to "go to greater Bay Area" while some mocked him, saying whether he wants to shake hands like he did with his white t-shirt friends. Photo: RTHK.

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