Junius Ho, a pro-Beijing lawmaker was stabbed in the chest in Hong Kong on Wednesday, November 6, while campaigning for a local election holding this month.
The lawmaker who is known for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters was campaigning with party members in his constituency of Tuen Mun, a town on the outskirts of Hong Kong near the border with China.
A viral video shared online captured moment the assailant approached him for a photo. However, instead of taking out a camera, he brandished a knife and stabbed Ho in the chest. The man who was heard shouting in Cantonese “Junius Ho, you scum”, was overpowered by the lawmaker and others around him.
“This morning is a dark day in Hong Kong’s district council elections,” pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho said, according to the South China Morning Post. “A candidate was intentionally assaulted by an attacker. There is no order left.”