Inauguration of the Bernacchi Centre, Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts, June 9, 1972

Archival inket print, 52 x 82 cm, 2022


Photographed in black and white film on June 9, 2022, at 63 Wan Chai Road.

At about 10:20 p.m. on June 9, 1972, 17-year-old Fung Lau-chuen met with a friend at Sun Do Restaurant at No. 63 Wan Chai Road. For some reason, he argued with more than a dozen men at the next table. The two sides fought fiercely, and the gang even resorted to sharp knives. Outnumbered, Fung fell severely injured with multiple stab wounds in head, hands and abdomen, while his friend escaped. The thugs fled after the attack, and the restaurant staff called the police and sent the injured to the hospital for emergency treatment.