Police Tactical Unit officers react as rioters throw bricks at them in Mong Kok. Photo: AP

Mong Kok riot highlights Hong Kong police’s intelligence and response failings, former senior officer says

Questions asked about how police responded and why they didn’t see trouble coming

Topic |   Mong Kok riot

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Police Tactical Unit officers react as rioters throw bricks at them in Mong Kok. Photo: AP
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Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.

Ernest Kao

Ernest Kao

Ernest is a reporter at the SCMP. He mainly covers environment, energy, science and urban planning and development issues.