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Key Hong Kong Protest Organizer Attacked by Armed Masked Men

  • Civil Human Rights Front convener Jimmy Sham says he’s unhurt
  • Another organizer said he was also attacked by men with rods
Jimmy Sham on June 26.
Jimmy Sham on June 26.Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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The leader of a Hong Kong group that has organized record-breaking mass marches over weeks of protests was attacked by two unidentified armed masked men, as the city braces for a 13th straight weekend of demonstrations.

Civil Human Rights Front convener Jimmy Sham said the attack took place inside a restaurant in the Jordan area of Kowloon around midday local time Thursday. The men were wielding at least one baseball bat and one long knife, according to Sham. He was not hurt as his friend shielded him from the beatings, he said in a CHRF WhatsApp media group.