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Ten arrested over Lok Fu 'Lennon Wall' attack

2020-05-08 HKT 15:45
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  • Ten arrested over Lok Fu 'Lennon Wall' attack
Police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of common assault and fighting in a public place in connection with an attack near a "Lennon Wall" in Lok Fu.

Officers said that in the early hours of Friday morning, two groups of people "clashed" outside Lok Fu Plaza, near a footbridge that leads to the Wang Tau Hom Estate.

At least seven people sustained injuries to their heads, hands, and backs. One person was also believed to have had their phone stolen and broken during the fracas.

Three Wong Tai Sin district councillors – Carmen Lau, Jay Cheng, and Steve Leung – posted on Facebook that at the time of the incident, about 20 people armed with knives, hammers and shovels arrived in the area saying they would take down the "Lennon Wall" and began chasing people along Fu Mei Street.

The councillors alleged that the attackers were still at the site when the first batch of police officers arrived but were not arrested. They said the group fled when police reinforcements arrived shortly afterwards.