Two more 'white shirts' on station rioting charge

Local | Phoenix Un 26 Aug 2019

Two more "white shirt" suspects have been charged with rioting in relation to attacks on citizens in Yuen Long on the night of July 21 and will appear in Fan Ling Magistrates' Court today.

The two - suspected triad members - were among 30 men arrested for the attack. Four have now been charged with rioting.

One of the two to be charged today, a 48-year-old man named Lam, was arrested in Tsing Yi on Friday. The other, a 43-year-old who is also named Lam, was apprehended in Yuen Long on Saturday.

That followed transport worker Wong Chi-wing, 54, and electrical technician Wong Ying-kit, 48, having their cases of rioting mentioned in court on Friday.

Fan Ling magistrate Kenneth Chan Ping-chau was told 50 men including the two Wongs had been involved in attacking people with wooden and rattan sticks. And Wong Chi-wing was seen in a video using a bin lid in a melee.

The prosecution said neither should be granted bail. But Chan freed them on bail of HK$30,000 bail each to October 25.

The two were ordered not to go within 50 meters of Yuen Long MTR Station and were banned from leaving Hong Kong and ordered to follow 10pm-6am curfews and to report to police twice a week.

Meanwhile, the police arrested a 28-year-old man for unlawful assembly and wounding during a mob attack on mainland tourist Xu Jinyang and reporter Fu Guohao at the airport on August 14.

The man was also charged with possessing offensive weapons - items found in the boot of his car.

Seven people have been arrested for incidents at the airport.

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