In another blow for the city, the traditional pyrotechnic barrage of sound and light launched from Victoria Harbour will not happen this year because of public safety fears relating to protests. Photo: Winson Wong

Traditional Hong Kong New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled over protest fears

  • Police oppose large-scale event fearing for public order and safety amid months of often-violent unrest
  • Organisers say safety is top priority and promise enhanced light show and fireworks launched from skyscrapers rather than harbour barge
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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In another blow for the city, the traditional pyrotechnic barrage of sound and light launched from Victoria Harbour will not happen this year because of public safety fears relating to protests. Photo: Winson Wong
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Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.