Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham 'attacked with hammers'

Sun Online Desk

17th October, 2019 10:34:54 printer

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham 'attacked with hammers'

The leader of one of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked in the Mong Kok district of the Kowloon peninsula on Wednesday.

Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood, reports BBC.

The attack on Mr Sham came hours after the territory's leader Carrie Lam suspended her annual address after being heckled in parliament.

The CHRF said Jimmy was attacked by a group of up to five hammer-wielding men and left with head injuries.

It added that he was conscious as he was taken to hospital, and was in a stable condition.

It was the second time Mr Sham had been attacked since the protests began.

Jimmy Sham is a long-time political activist in Hong Kong, mostly known for campaigning for LGBT rights.