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Elsewhere, New Year has not brought celebrations, with protesters taking the opportunity to make themselves heard in Hong Kong.

Thousands of protesters briefly blocked one of Hong Kong’s main roads on New Year’s Eve after forming human chains across the city and marching through shopping malls, urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020.

The protesters fled when police came to clear the road of objects such as umbrellas, street furniture and the metal skeleton of a Christmas tree decoration but then occupied other parts of the road.

At least one man was arrested.