A woman who attacked TVB reporter Kennie Chan Ka-yan in October last year in connection with a protest at an MTR station was given a binding-over order in the sum of HK$1,000 on Thursday.

The attack came during a protest at Shatin station last October against the MTR’s decision to ban large musical instruments on trains. Chan was recording a video on her mobile phone when the woman attacked her. TVB News condemned the violent incident later that day.

A schoolgirl who was told she could not board a train by MTR staff. Photo: Chan Ka Lun via Facebook.

The protest against the MTR occurred after the company was criticised for refusing to allow a schoolgirl, who was carrying a traditional Chinese musical instrument, to board a train. A photo of the staff member and the girl was shared thousands of times on social media.

Netizens blasted the MTR staff for double standards, accusing them of enforcing the regulations selectively, in a reference to parallel traders and mainland tourists, who are often seen carrying over-sized goods on the system.

Hermina Wong

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