Hong Kong Politics & Protest

Video: Member of Hong Kong pro-democracy party punched on the street in live Facebook broadcast

A member of pro-democracy party League of Social Democrats was attacked in the street by an unknown man on Friday. His phone was stolen.

Chan Man-wai was one of the protesters arrested during a demonstration at the Golden Bauhinia Square on Wednesday. He was released on bail early Friday morning. Other members of Chan’s party have claimed they were tailed by some men after their release.

Chan was on the way to a press conference organised by the released activists at 3pm at government headquarters in Wan Chai. He said two men had been taking photos of him when he left his home.

Chan Man-wai

Chan Man-wai (left) was attacked by an unknown man. Photo: Facebook/studentfightfordemocracy.

Chan said the unknown man, in a blue top, kept saying “give me my money back.”

“That was obviously an act of triads, they were making an excuse,” he said.

Chan then started a live video broadcast on Facebook. In the clip, Chan asked: “Why did you take photos of me?”

The unknown man answered: “Why do I have to answer you? Who are you? What are you doing?”

Chan said he was recording a video for his own protection.

The man asked if Chan actually saw him taking photos of him, before punching him and taking his phone after it dropped to the ground.

影夠未?

Nai-post ni Chan Man Wai noong Huwebes, Hunyo 29, 2017

The video was kept online, even after Chan’s phone was taken by the man, since it was a live video and is automatically saved to his Facebook account.

Chan later attended the Caritas Medical Centre.

“Not only is there white terror, there is actual violence – we cannot fall back,” he said, while urging the public to join the annual July 1 pro-democracy march.

“We want Xi Jinping to get out of Hong Kong, we need to fight back for what is ours as Hongkongers,” he added.

消息更新社民連成員陳文威與政關成員前往記者會途中遇襲,現於明愛醫院檢驗傷勢,陳文威表示手機被該名不知明人士搶去。

Nai-post ni 大專政改關注組 noong Biyernes, Hunyo 30, 2017

At the activists’ press conference, the League of Social Democrats chair Avery Ng said that at least five of the group’s members had been followed by police officers on the streets while waiting for those arrested in Wednesday’s protest to be released.

Ng said that he and two other members were followed by unknown individuals, whom they suspected to be mainland security agents.

“Hong Kong is not only a police state,” he said. “It has become a police-slash-thug state.”

Video: Member of Hong Kong pro-democracy party punched on the street in live Facebook broadcast