Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong and his girlfriend were assaulted in Tai Kok Tsui by a man in his 20s, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.
Wong said on his Facebook page he and his girlfriend, Chin See-man, were attacked on Elm Street at around midnight on their way to the Mong Kok MTR station after watching a movie late Sunday night.
A young couple walked past them, and then the man dashed to Wong, put him into a chokehold and punched his left eye, sending his glasses flying.
Wong said the man also attacked Chin, who tried to stop the attacker and record the incident on video.
The man pushed her to the floor and pulled her hair, Wong said.
The attacker and his female friend then fled in different directions.
Wong had to go to Kwong Wah Hospital for his injury to be treated.
The case is now being handled by the police.
Wong said the attack was related to his political background, but he believed it was not premeditated.
However, he said the attack, which took place outside any protest activity or gathering, has made him worry that his personal safety is under threat as a result of his participation in politics.
Scholarism, the student organization, published an official statement on its Facebook page condemning the violent attack and called for the police to make a speedy arrest.
The group said it will continue to fight for democracy in Hong Kong.
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