Civil Human Rights Front leader Jimmy Sham has been rushed to Kwong Wah Hospital after being attacked in Kowloon this evening.
CHRF, the organization behind the many peaceful rallies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people to the streets in the last few months, confirmed via Telegram that Sham was on his way to a meeting in Mong Kok when four to five men attacked him, reportedly with hammers, on Arran Lane.
The CHRF said they strongly condemned the attack and accused the attackers of spreading “political panic.”
This is the second time Sham has been attacked since the anti-government protests began. In August, Sham and his friend were attacked by two masked men wielding a baseball and a metal rod at a restaurant in Kowloon. Sham was uninjured but his friend had to be taken to hospital.