Assistant Police Commissioner Rupert Dover has received death threats over his role in the response to the protests. Photo: Dickson Lee Assistant Police Commissioner Rupert Dover has received death threats over his role in the response to the protests. Photo: Dickson Lee
Assistant Police Commissioner Rupert Dover has received death threats over his role in the response to the protests. Photo: Dickson Lee

exclusive | Police commander gives inside account of what led to firing tear gas during Legco protests in Hong Kong on June 12

  • Rupert Dover, who was making tactical calls for officers around Lung Wui Road that day, stands by his decision to use canisters of the irritant
  • Police needed to get to a government minister trapped in car beneath an underpass and the option was the safest given the circumstances, he says

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Assistant Police Commissioner Rupert Dover has received death threats over his role in the response to the protests. Photo: Dickson Lee Assistant Police Commissioner Rupert Dover has received death threats over his role in the response to the protests. Photo: Dickson Lee
Assistant Police Commissioner Rupert Dover has received death threats over his role in the response to the protests. Photo: Dickson Lee
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