Terrifying moment reporter is beaten up live on air


WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT – A Hong Kong journalist has been beaten up live on-air by as she streamed coverage of the attack during a night of violence.

It is believed the journalist was attacked on Sunday at a train station by suspected triad gangsters.

Anti-government protesters at the Yuen Long station were attacked by people wearing white t-shirts.

The attackers, some armed with poles, flooded into the station and stormed a train, attacking passengers and members of the press.

A journalist was attacked while live streaming a night of violence at a Hong Kong train station. Source: Reuters

Witnesses said they appeared to target black-shirt passengers who had been at an anti-government march and the attack came after several thousand activists surrounded China's representative office in the city.

Following the violence, paramedics attended to the injured while some people confronted the police who arrived to control the crowds.

Police said early on Monday they had not made any arrests at the station or during a follow-up search of a nearby village but were still investigating.

It is believed the masked men in white t-shirts targeted anti-government protesters. Source: Reuters

The attack came during a night of violence that opened new fronts in Hong Kong's widening political crisis over an extradition bill to send people to China for trial.

Some politicians and activists have long linked Hong Kong's shadowy network of triad criminal gangs to political intimidation and violence in recent years.

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