Video captures Hong Kong lawmaker stabbing - BBC News

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Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho is one of the most controversial politicians in Hong Kong, and has been heavily criticised by pro-democracy protesters.

Mr Ho was campaigning for an upcoming election when he was attacked by a man who appeared to pose as a supporter. The attacker was arrested shortly afterwards.

Video of the incident surfaced on social media and has been widely broadcast by Hong Kong news outlets.

Mr Ho and several others were sent to hospital with injuries. He later posted a message online saying he was fine and that he had suffered a superficial wound.


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Shit literally played out like a movie "let me just take my phone out"

Author — Christian Galindo

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The attacker is not mentally ill, just evil.

Author — ThumbsUpMan

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"Pro-Beijing lawmaker" is a starting word, hints he "deserve" the stab? When will human governments unite instead of playing tricks on each other?

Author — EPIC EMOTION

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"The knife only went in 2cm, just a surface wound"


erm....

Author — YoshiPeach Mario

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"But luckily I managed to deflect the but it went 2 centimetres into your chest...

Author — blackham7

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No Epstein news, Don't tell me BBC is part of the coverup too.

Author — OutsideMax

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So this is democracy & freedom is all about. 👏👏👏

Author — Sam Ann

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This could have all been averted if he had a liocense for that knife.

Author — Sarmatian Cat-a-phract

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The line before stabing was smooth thoo let me take my mobile

Author — Jeevan Neupane

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Is violence accepted ? The murderer was caught at the spot.

Author — C L

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I can’t believe some of these comments- if he wanted him to die, he should have gone for his throat? I mean, are you kidding me?! What we are witnessing here is a live attempt murder at a politician, a well known figure of HK society! You could say its an attempted assassination, for Christ sake! This is ridiculous- in a normal society, we shouldn’t be doing this in everyday life. It goes to show just how uncivilized HKers have become and how HK government needs to find a solution to end this corruptedness and unnecessary violence. It pains me everyday seeing HK descend further and further into chaos, all because of protestors who don’t know what they’re really fighting for.

Author — CS C

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Ok I’m surprised he failed like I’m no “stab expert” but everything worked to his favour?

Author — Phantomneko Cameron

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Imagine if he had a gun. Execution; *American style*

Author — Huey Freeman

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The murderer was caught, which almost proved to be a real assassination, not a farce directed by himself.

Author — Roy Yang

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We: Totally assassination!😡
HK:No, it's peaceful protest.Conspiracy by CCP.
US:Calm down, just a beautiful scenery~

Author — Aaron Wilson

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dude, that area is near where i live. I also go to the mall behind Junius Ho for breakfast...

Author — A random guy You will like

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From London Brixton, wear a stab vest. Glad to hear you are ok!

Author — cuteblackberry1

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Imagine still calling them pro democracy after this lol

Author — Owen Stevens

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What happened to the Hong Kong I know and love? Its now destroyed by recent events

Author — Jabor Al-Kuwari

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The law maker should’ve said “you should’ve gone for the head” then snapped his fingers

Author — TheGamingPolitician