Video of Attacker Stabbed Pro-establishment HK legislator Junius Ho in Tuen Mun
Pro-establishment Hong Kong legislator Junius Ho Kwan-yiu was attacked by a person pretended to be kind in Tuen Mun Wednesday morning.
A video of the attack shows a man in blue approached Ho first gives a bouquet of flowers and having a brief conversation between the two. And all of sudden, the man stabbed Ho in the chest.
Sparking wide criticism against the violence. A lawyer said the attacker could be pressed with an “intended murder” charge and receive a life sentence.
According to the article of Global Times, Ho said “The attack came very suddenly this morning and left a wound of 2 centimeters. Luckily, the knife did not reach my heart. I believe the perpetrator had some mental issues. We all need to be careful. I will be back to work as soon as possible.
Ho added that pro-establishment voices have been threatened by black forces, and the rule for the upcoming district election stands sabotaged after rioters perpetrated vicious attacks on candidates, according to the article.
Hong Kong government later condemned the attack, urging residents to rationally express their opinion and respect each other.
Lawrence Ma, a barrister and chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation, believes the attacker is liable for a life sentence for “intended murder.” He also explained that because the attacker showed no concern toward the consequences of his attack, a more serious charge should be pressed on him.
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