5 hurt in knife attack in Hong Kong mall


HONG KONG — Five people were injured during a knife attack outside the Hong Kong mall on Sunday, including a local politician whose ear was reported to have been partially bitten off.

The bloody knife attack erupted outside of the mall, Cityplaza. According to local media, the attackers told his victims that Hong Kong belongs to China.

In a television footage showed the man biting the ear of district councilor Andrew Chiu, who tried to stop him from leaving after the stabbings. The attacker was badly beaten up by a crowd after the attack.

Based on the news reports, five people were injured, two critically and two was seriously.

The attack came on Sunday, a day in which protesters had been urged online to gather at seven locations, including malls, to sustain a push for political reform following a chaotic day of clashes with police on Saturday.

Protesters had vandalized a restaurant in the mall after chanting of slogans at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Sha Tin.

The protests began in early June over a now-shelved plan to allow extraditions to mainland China but have since swelled into a movement seeking other demands. (Cate Pallarco/IAMIGO/CNS)

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