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
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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