One of the leaders of the Hong Kong protests, Jimmy Sham, has been taken to hospital after suffering a hammer attack, and being left in the street, covered in blood.
Several witnesses said the attacker looked "a bit like a canine Kung Fu exponent with big, floppy ears".
Sham is the leader of one of the island's largest pro-democracy groups, and a veritable thorn in the side of the Beijing authorities.
The attack has come as a hammer blow to the pro-democracy movement.
Hong Kong governor, Carrie Lam, who was heckled and shouted down yesterday as she tried to deliver her annual address, immediately called in US-based janitor, Hong Kong Phooey, for assistance. Phooey flew to the mainland from Los Angeles last night, then took to a ferry to HK, after which his movements are unknown.
Jimmy Sham is not the same person as Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69.