Lau Chi-Kin

Occupy Central critics point to policeman's 2011 death, warn against protest

A wreath in Exchange Square commemorates police officer Lau Chi-kin, who died trying to rescue a disgruntled chicken trader from a footbridge rooftop two years ago. About 100 people yesterday marched in opposition to the Occupy Central movement, saying the fatal 2011accident showed how easily protests can go wrong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

About 100 people yesterday turned out at Central's Exchange Square to mourn a police officer who died after falling off the rain-soaked roof of a footbridge during a farmer's protest in the area two years ago.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 11:20am 1 comment

Coroner attacks 'rigid' rules after failing to find surgeons

A coroner yesterday criticised the Hospital Authority for being unco-operative, saying he might issue a search warrant to find out which surgeons operated on a police officer who suffered a fatal fall.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Officer's fatal bridge fall is a riddle

Police officers said yesterday they had no idea exactly when or why station sergeant Lau Chi-kin had climbed onto a footbridge roof from which he fell to his death last year.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Community service for trader in fatal protest

A former chicken trader, whose protest on top of a Central footbridge in June led to the death of a police officer, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service yesterday for obstructing a public place.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Final farewell to brave policeman

Hundreds of mourners, including top officials and police chiefs, paid a final tribute to Detective Sergeant Lau Chi-kin, who died after falling from the roof of a walkway in Central during a protest.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

No place for such extreme protests

The basic rules for people wishing to publicly air their grievances in Hong Kong are simple enough - protest peacefully, do not cause a nuisance and keep within the law. Lau Yuk-tong did not observe them when he took his long-running compensation claim to a new level on the roof of a footbridge over Central's busiest road last week and the consequence is that a police officer is dead.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Special burial sought for policeman

A police officer who died after falling from the roof of a covered footbridge while trying to reach a protester is expected to be buried in Gallant Garden, a police unionist said yesterday.

Police, unions and family members are mourning the death of Detective Sergeant Lau Chi-kin, 49, who died on Wednesday after serving on the force for 30 years.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Agony' over policeman's death

Disgruntled chicken transporter Lau Yuk-tong, whose rush-hour protest in Central yesterday ended in the death of police officer Lau Chi-kin, apologised yesterday afternoon as the realisation sunk in that he would have to live with the tragic consequences of his actions for the rest of his life.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Gaps in pillar no risk for drivers'

The Highways Department yesterday dismissed concerns that gaps appearing in a pillar under a bridge on the Island Eastern Corridor expressway might cause safety concerns.

It said the bridge near Hing Fat Street, Tin Hau, was 'structurally safe' for the thousands of drivers using it every day.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am