A Hong Kong police commander overseeing a 2019 rally at the centre of a high-profile court case acknowledged on Friday that he had withdrawn all officers at the scene after the event began in order to prioritise the protection of police premises from potential attacks by radical protesters.Superintendent Simon Cheung Wing-kan made the admission during the trial of media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and six former opposition legislators who stand accused of organising and taking part in an…


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