Falun Gong Practitioner Attacked in Hong Kong

NTD Television

Last Saturday, (Jan. 19th) a woman exercising her right as a Hong Kong citizen was attacked by pro-communist individuals.

Zeng Jiaochan practices Falun Gong. It’s a spiritual practice persecuted in the Mainland, but freely allowed in Hong Kong.

The two people who attacked her are from the Hong Kong Youth Care Association Limited. It’s a group with strong ties to the Mainland.

On the day of the attack, Zeng was helping people register to renounce the Chinese Communist Party. She said she recognized the individuals as having attacked Falun Gong practitioners in the past.

[Zeng Jiaochan, Hong Kong Falun Gong Practitioner]:
“I ran over to take pictures of them. She didn’t let me take pictures and punched me with the board. She tried to punch my face, so I stepped back to protect my face with my hand so that she didn’t hit my face. And then she started to hit my hand.”

After the incident Zeng notified the police. Officers came, and the attackers claimed they wanted to reconcile. They also claimed to have been hit too.

Zeng said Hong Kong police should investigate the incident, so other Hong Kong residents aren’t harmed.

[Zeng Jiaochan, Hong Kong Falun Gong Practitioner]:
“They are fiercer today, normally they don’t hit us. I want to file a case against them. Police has to take care of this.”

The attack on Zeng is a continuation of hostility from the Youth Care Association towards local Falun Gong practitioners. The Association’s actions have led to Hong Kong citizens and politicians to condemn the group, warning against attempts by the authorities in China to interfere with rights and freedoms enjoyed in Hong Kong.

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