Police say Ho suffered stab wound on chestLocal | 6 Nov 2019 11:51 am
Police said three people were wounded in the stabbing of lawmaker Junius Ho in Tuen Mun eraly today, including the attacker.
A police source, who declined to be named, told AFP that Ho suffered a stab wound on the left side of his chest and the attacker was arrested. Ho, 57, was conscious when he got into the ambulance.
Alongside Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam and police chief Stephen Lo Wai-chung, Ho has become one of the most loathed establishment figures among democracy protesters.
He has long been one of the most stridently pro-Beijing politicians in the city.
He has delivered multiple speeches supporting the police and echoing Beijing's condemnations of protesters, often using incendiary language.
Last month he accused a prominent opposition lawmaker of "eating foreign sausage" because she is married to a British journalist.
Eight pro-democracy figures have also been attacked, including protest organizer Jimmy Sham who was hospitalised last month by men wielding hammers.
On Sunday, a man with a knife attacked democracy protesters including a district councilor whose ear was bitten off in the Cityplaza shopping mall in Taikoo Shing. Part of the ear was later reattached through surgery.-AFP/The Standard