Dashcam video shows moment pro-democracy lawmaker attacked by 3 men

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Dashcam video has emerged showing the moment a pro-democracy lawmaker was dragged from his car and beaten by three masked men in the New Territories on Tuesday morning.

Democratic Party lawmaker Roy Kwong was taken to hospital yesterday after he was ambushed outside Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai at 10am.

Video obtained by Apple Daily shows Kwong as he opens the car door and briefly sits down, before three men wearing baseball caps and face masks materialize and drag him into the middle of the road.

Two of the men can be seen kicking and hitting Kwong, while a third — dressed in black and wearing a backpack — is seen holding what appears to be a video camera, corroborating reports from the Democratic Party that one of the assailants had filmed the attack.

The trio then leave the scene, and Kwong is seen going into his car to make a phone call.

A second video showing the attack from a different angle shows the man holding camera kicking Kwong in the neck before leaving the scene.

Speaking to reporters outside the hospital yesterday afternoon, Kwong said he had suffered injuries to his spine, arms and legs, and that he would not be cowed by the attacks.

“As a lawmaker for Hong Kong people, it is our duty to protect Hong Kong people. If we are attacked for protecting civilians, students and residents, then it is an international scandal,” he said.

The authorities also issued a statement yesterday evening condemning the attack, stressing that they are “fair in the face of all illegal and violent acts,” and would “strictly enforce the law to protect the safety of the people.”

In recent months, the Hong Kong Police Force has been accused of turning a blind eye to attacks carried out by civilians on pro-democracy demonstrators and activists.

Police confirmed yesterday that no arrests have yet been made, but are treating the case as “assault occasioning actual bodily harm,” and are looking for three men between 20 and 30 years of age.

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