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

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