Ming Yan Dispensary was filled with tear gas on Sunday after a canister fired by police ended up on the premises. Photo: Linda Lew

Hong Kong police apologise for tear-gassing pharmacy and restaurant during protests

  • But officers cannot explain how the medicine outlet in Kowloon became a victim of clearance operation, shopkeeper says
  • Store manager harmed by the chemical irritant, which engulfed Ming Yan Dispensary on Sunday
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Ming Yan Dispensary was filled with tear gas on Sunday after a canister fired by police ended up on the premises. Photo: Linda Lew
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Alan Lau was brought out of retirement in August. Photo: David Wong

Former police deputy commissioner brought out of retirement to deal with Hong Kong protests set to leave force under ‘improved situation’

  • Respected veteran with tough reputation Alan Lau was appointed to the temporary post of deputy commissioner on special duty on August 9
  • He was in charge of police tactics in handling street protests, and has given commanders ‘free hand’ in recent weeks to pave way for exit
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Alan Lau was brought out of retirement in August. Photo: David Wong
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