Former Democratic Party lawmaker Albert Ho was attacked at around 7pm in Tin Hau on Tuesday.

Ho told Apple Daily that as he exited Tin Hau MTR station to return home, residents told him there were some people wearing black outside and that he should be careful. The black-clad group reportedly followed him into a nearby street and beat him with rods.

Albert Ho
Albert Ho. File Photo:

Ho sustained injuries to his head and back, which was bloodied. The assailants escaped afterwards.

The former lawmaker made his own way to Ruttonjee Hospital for treatment.

At around 8pm, several police officers went to the Accident and Emergency Department to ask Ho questions. Democratic Party lawmaker James To also paid him a visit.

Albert Ho.
Albert Ho. File photo: Etan Liam, via Flickr.

Ho is the chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China and the former chairman of the Democratic Party.

He was attacked in Central in August 2006 by a stick-wielding group. It marked the first time a lawmaker had been attacked since the 1997 Handover.

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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.