Alan Lau oversaw operations during the 2014 Occupy protests and the 2016 Mong Kok riot. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong police bring former top officer out of retirement in surprise move to tackle escalating anti-government protests

  • Insiders stunned by ‘extremely rare’ move in bringing back former deputy chief Alan Lau, who oversaw operations during Occupy protests and Mong Kok riot
  • He has been appointed deputy commissioner on special duty for six months, to ‘enhance strategic command and oversee public order events’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Alan Lau oversaw operations during the 2014 Occupy protests and the 2016 Mong Kok riot. Photo: Edward Wong
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