Hong Kong rings in the new year with protests still in the picture. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong rings in the new year with protests still in the picture. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong rings in new year as muted celebrations give way to defiant anti-government protests

  • While no fierce clashes are reported, Mong Kok is the main flashpoint as radicals block roads, start fires, let off fireworks and disrupt traffic
  • More than 1,000 protesters form human chains in various districts and call on citizens to join New Year’s Day march

Hong Kong rings in the new year with protests still in the picture. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong rings in the new year with protests still in the picture. Photo: Winson Wong
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