Councilman Andrew Chiu Ka Yin, attacked in Hong Kong – REUTERS / STRINGER.
MADRID, Nov. 3 (EUROPE PRESS) –
A man has wounded four people with a knife this Sunday in Hong Kong and ripped part of the ear of a councilor who tried to mediate what, according to the first investigations, was an assault derived from the current social tension in the territory
The victims were a group of relatives who had just bought at the Cityplaza Mall in the Tai Koo District, when they engaged in an argument with an individual who took a knife out of the bag he was carrying and began stabbing.
In full attack, Councilman Andrew Chiu Ka Yin of the local district board appeared to try to mediate. The aggressor threw himself towards his face, which he held with both hands while he gave a bite that tore half the left ear to the official, even though at that moment a crowd had surrounded both of them and was trying to dissuade the aggressor with blows.
One of those injured by the stabbing is in serious condition and the severity of the rest is unknown, as well as the state of the aggressor, who was subsequently beaten by the crowd, before going to court.
The councilor has been admitted to the Pamela Youde hospital in Chai Wan, according to fellow Patrick Wong Chun-sing to the 'South China Morning Post'. The amputated portion of the ear has been stored in a plastic bag but “it seems they cannot be grafted, because it has been torn off,” Chun Sing explained to 'Hong Kong Free Press'.
The place had been the previous scene of a demonstration within the wave of protests that have been traveling the city for weeks against the Hong Kong authorities and the Chinese Government, which they accuse of judicial interference.