A man has been arrested for allegedly wounding a journalist and a citizen with a knife during a protest anniversary demonstration in Kwun Tong on Friday. The 27-year-old was later found to be a former community officer of the pro-Beijing DAB party.

Kwong Sing-yu – who said he was a real estate agent – was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, as well as unlawfully and maliciously causing bodily harm during the incident at the Tung Yan Street Temporary Public Minibus Terminus.

Kwun Tong Magistrates’ court. File photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The case was heard on Monday at Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Court and adjourned to June 29 so that psychiatric reports could be obtained. The defence counsel said that Kwong suffered from severe depression and was suicidal.

DAB chair and lawmaker Starry Lee told Apple Daily that the party was against all forms of violence: “Hong Kong must end the violence and put a halt to the chaos. Society must restore its peace as soon as possible,” she said.

Kwong’s bail application was rejected and he was transferred to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre to receive treatment.


Rachel Wong

Rachel Wong previously worked as a documentary producer and academic researcher. She has a BA in Comparative Literature and European Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She has contributed to A City Made by People and The Funambulist, and has an interest in cultural journalism and gender issues.