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Hong Kong police deny service dog harmed by tear gas at protest despite abuse allegations

Yuen Long. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

24 Oct 2019

Hong Kong police have refuted claims that a service dog died or felt unwell after inhaling tear gas at a protest.

A police dog was deployed in Yuen Long on 21 Oct 2019 during a clearance operation of a demonstration to mark the three-month anniversary of a violent mob attack. Multiple rounds of tear gas were fired, and the police came under fire for failing to protect their dogs from the chemical agent.