The Marco Polo German Bierfest. The biggest annual Hong Kong celebration of Oktoberfest, the southern German festival of beer, bratwurst and oompah music, has been cancelled this year amid the anti-government protests. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong Oktoberfest cancelled amid anti-government protests, the latest victim of four months of spiralling unrest

  • The Marco Polo German Bierfest, held for the past 27 years at hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, is the biggest local celebration of German beer, food and oompah music
  • Hotel says safety and security of guests its top concern and ‘it would be challenging to ensure a smooth event’. It vows to bring event back in 2020
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Marco Polo German Bierfest. The biggest annual Hong Kong celebration of Oktoberfest, the southern German festival of beer, bratwurst and oompah music, has been cancelled this year amid the anti-government protests. Photo: Felix Wong
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