Knife attacker ‘wounds four’ at Hong Kong mall

Knife attacker ‘wounds four’ at Hong Kong mall

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The attack happened at the Cityplaza mall on Sunday evening
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(*********)(**********)At least four people have been injured in a knife attack at the site of a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong.(***********)(**********)The attack happened at the Cityplaza mall in the Tai Koo district on Hong Kong Island, local media reports said.(***********)(**********)One of the injured had his ear partially bitten off by an as-yet unidentified male attacker, who was subdued by passersby in the mall.(***********)(**********)Cityplaza had been the scene of one of the protests on Sunday linked to the ongoing pro-democracy campaign.(***********)(**********)The campaign initially began with protesters demonstrating against proposals to allow extradition to mainland China.(***********)(**********)(************)Warning: This story contains images that may be upsetting for readers(*************)(***********)(**********)(**************)These proposals have now been dropped(***************), but the protests widened to include more demands, including the implementation of complete universal suffrage (the right of almost all adults to vote in elections).(***********)(****************)What happened at Cityplaza?(*****************)(**********)Local media report that the attack on Sunday evening was prompted by political differences.(***********)(**********)The attacker injured at least four people before being beaten up by an angry crowd and arrested, the reports say.(***********)(**********)Among those injured was local councillor Andrew Chiu Ka-yin, the South China Morning Post said. His ear was severed.(***********)(**********)The paper quoted another victim, a female, as saying the suspect brought out a knife after an argument with her sister and her husband. They were also injured.(***********)(**********)The Hong Kong Free Press reported that that attacker was a Mandarin-speaking pro-Beijing supporter, and that police later dispersed the crowd.(***********)
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