Hong Kong Politics & Protest

League of Social Democrats vice-chair says he was attacked by protesters outside legislature

Raphael Wong Ho-ming, vice-chairman of the League of Social Democrats, was assaulted by protesters outside the LegCo building on Wednesday morning, Apple Daily reports.

Raphael Wong

Raphael Wong. Photo: Apple Daily.

The security guard on site called the police. An ambulance arrived but Wong refused to be sent to hospital. The police listed the incident as a case of wounding, though no arrest was made.

The pro-China demonstrators had gathered in protest of Yau Wai-ching and Leung Chung-hang’s actions during last Wednesday’s swearing-in session at the legislature. Both pronounced China as “chee-na” when taking their oaths, which some took as an insult to Chinese people. The pair also wielded flags reading “Hong Kong Is Not China.”

Wong told the newspaper that he was observing protesters from afar when someone approached him and started shouting insults. They punched and kicked him, leaving a shoe print on his trousers.

“They attacked me for a minute or two, until the security guards came and pulled them away,” Wong said. “I had not said anything, or provoked them in any way.”

“They said they were Chinese people, but they are not fit to be called Chinese,” Wong said. “Their actions were insulting to Chinese people. They said Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching shamed China, but I think they are the ones who shamed China.”

League of Social Democrats vice-chair says he was attacked by protesters outside legislature