Mob Attack At Hong Kong Yuen Long Station – On Monday, some people dressed in white attacked commuters and protesters, left 45 people wounded later admitted to hospital.
Mob Attack At Hong Kong Yuen Long Station:
45 people, between the ages of 18 and 64 , including journalists and a pro-democracy lawmaker, were injured, including one who is critically injured, in the assault in and around a train station in Yuen Long, a satellite town in northwestern Hong Kong near the border with mainland China.
Videos clearly showed a mob of men dressed in white with sticks and metal bars suspected to members of Hong Kong’s Triad gangs brutally attacking pro-democracy protesters and passengers in a subway station.
Among the passengers lawmakers and journalists wounded badly in the attack were demonstrators returning from a large anti-government rally, as well as a pregnant woman and a woman holding a child.
The pro-democracy lawmaker Ray Chan tweeted: “Hong Kong has one of the world’s highest cop to population ratio. Where were @hkpoliceforce?” Another lawmaker Gary Fan said: “Hong Kong is no longer a safe city”.
the Democratic party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting, who was among the injured told, “Is Hong Kong now allowing triads to do what they want, beating up people on the street with weapons?”.
Hong Kong Yuen Long Station Attack Videos:
Police alleged that they did nothing, arrived at the spot after 11pm, the assailants had left and angry protesters demanded to know why they had taken so long to get there. Police is accused of leaving and the attackers later coming back a second time, breaking into a closed gate of the train station. According to eyewitness report, Hong Kong police force did not arrive until an hour later. All thugs left right before cops arrived.
“The [Hong Kong] government hereby strongly condemns a few radical protesters who viciously surrounded and stormed the Chinese Liaison office, and they defaced the national emblem, openly challenging our country’s sovereignty,” Lam, the city’s chief executive, said at a press conference. Using language more frequently seen in Chinese state mouthpieces, Lam said the protesters “hurt the feelings of the people and angered the entire city.”
“I hereby offer my strong condemnation. Hong Kong is a city with rule of law, we do not tolerate the occurrence of any violence,” Lam said.
Internet video shows triad members in Yuen Long of #HongKong gather & pose threat to peaceful protestors.
— Craig Choy (@CraigChoy) July 21, 2019
#HongKong become a police state. #police enforce their power by deploying triad members (white shirts). #HK is now ruled by #HongKongPolice and #Triads. HK can’t do this by his own, they need #international help. #HumanRights #HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/4yKjY5BoVC
— RaulG (@rl_gonza) July 21, 2019
#Update: These hired thugs of men in white have no decency! They even hit a pregnant women and she fell to the ground because of passing out, and she has been taken care off by local medics in the protest in a #HongKong subway. #extraditionbill pic.twitter.com/hFEAdrfCuz
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) July 21, 2019
Snippet of a live broadcast from lawmaker Lam Cheuk ting, showing self-professed pro-Gov’t mobsters attacking passengers in train cars at #MTR #YuenLong Stn. #HongKong has 1 of the world’s highest cop to population ratio. Where were @hkpoliceforce? Lam was injured as shown live. pic.twitter.com/Aq5JmJlf5u
— Ray Chan (@ray_slowbeat) July 21, 2019