Of course it spilled over into neighboring roads! Seems to have been the plan, just so it could be canceled. I was never able to get near the action, was near the war memorial when it was canceled. Finally had to use my gweilo superpowers to walk past the police vans and into the tunnel to reach the bridge to the ferry. All the helpers had left when the crowd was panicking a bit when we heard something being fired, probably a round of tear gas as everyone was coughing after that. Got some cute Pepe and LIHKG pig New Year's signs. I don't know why it was called off, seemed to be a very peaceful crowd but, of course, way too many people for Chater garden.