China condemns attack on Hong Kong justice secretary in London

Incident took place as Teresa Cheng was in London to promote Hong Kong as protests continue to paralyse city

Protesters sit on the roof of a bridge overlooking the blocked Cross Harbour Tunnel. [Thomas Peter/Reuters]
(Al Jazeera News) – China condemned on Friday an incident involving the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during more than five months of often violent protests.

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong Kong as a dispute-resolution and deal-making hub, was rounded on by a group of protesters who shouted “murderer” and “shameful”.

A statement by the Hong Kong government said Cheng suffered “serious bodily harm” but gave no details.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.