Two men have been fined HK$3,000 each for throwing eggs at student activist Joshua Wong.

Li Wong, 27 and Cheung Ka-shing, 33, who work as a dim sum chef and transportation worker respectively, were charged after throwing eggs at Wong, the convener of Scholarism. The eggs hit the back of Wong’s head.

The two then tried to escape. They were arrested by police.

The incident took place outside the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court last November.

Joshua Wong was hit by eggs earlier. Photo: Inmedia HK.
Joshua Wong was hit by eggs earlier. Photo: Inmedia HK.

In July, the two pleaded not guilty. They did plead guilty in court on Wednesday, however, and were fined subsequently.

When magistrate Eric Cheung Kwan-ming asked why the two assaulted Joshua Wong, Cheung Ka-shing said: “We work in transportation and felt that he was really affecting our work.”

Joshua Wong said on his Facebook page following the sentencing: “Can a HK$3,000 fine reflect how serious this was? People can come to their own conclusions.”

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.