Police accused of doing nothing to stop suspected triads storming train station and beating people including women and children
Pro-democracy activists and lawmakers in Hong Kong have accused the police of standing by as men dressed in white attacked commuters late on Sunday, leaving dozens hospitalised and one critically injured.
Video footage from Hong Kong media showed a group of about a dozen men, some with black masks, storming a subway station and indiscriminately beating passengers with wooden bats. Among those hurt in the attack at Yuen Long were demonstrators returning from a large anti-government rally, as well as a pregnant woman and a woman holding an infant, according to witnesses.
Ambulance was not enough for so many injured. I did saw the pregnant women who fainted but at once she nearly got assualted again. There was woman holding infant got assaulted too. Weirdest thing is the "leader" of triad tried to help! #antiELAB #ExtraditionBill #HongKongProtest
Snippet of a live broadcast from lawmaker Lam Cheuk ting, showing self-professed pro-Gov't mobsters attacking passengers in train cars at #MTR #YuenLong Stn. #HongKong has 1 of the world's highest cop to population ratio. Where were @hkpoliceforce? Lam was injured as shown live. pic.twitter.com/Aq5JmJlf5uContinue reading...