Pro-Beijing supporter stabs Hong Kong protesters

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.

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.

Local media reported that the attack on Sunday evening was prompted by political differences.

The suspected attacker argued over political issues with a family outside a shopping mall in Tai Koo. He then took out a knife from his bag.

The attacker injured at least four people before being beaten up by an angry crowd. He was arrested later.

Among those injured was local councillor Andrew Chiu Ka-yin, his ear was bitten.

Hong Kong Free Press reported that that attacker was a Mandarin-speaking pro-Beijing supporter.

Hong Kong protests have been going on for a few months now. What initially began with protesters demonstrating against proposals to allow extradition to mainland China has now evolved into implementation of complete universal suffrage – which means the right of almost all adults to vote in elections.

The proposal for extradition were withdrawn, but the protests have continued.

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