DPP, KMT condemn HK train station attack on protesters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/22
By: Yeh Su-ping, Yu Hsiang and Joseph Yeh

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Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan's two major political parties on Monday condemned an attack by a group of masked men on anti-government protesters at a Hong Kong subway train station Sunday night, urging Hong Kong authorities to thoroughly investigate the case and engage in dialogue with its people to resolve their differences.

At least 45 people were injured, with one person in critical condition, after a group of masked men, many wielding sticks and metal bars, clad in white T-shirts, entered a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station in rural Yuen Long district and attacked passengers, including on a train, according to footage taken by commuters and opposition lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting.

Pro-democracy lawmakers held a press conference on Monday at which they accused the city's pro-Beijing leaders of turning a blind eye to the attack, according to media reports.

Asked to comment, ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokeswoman Lee Yen-jong (李晏榕) condemned the Hong Kong authorities for doing little to protect its citizens from such violent acts.

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