Try a few entrance to esplanade, all were block by the cisco police.
Try to cross the road to esplanade, all were block with barrier leaving only a single path for the crowds to cross over. Imagine how long will you take to cross over when both side thousands of crowds go against different direction.
Knowing that this event would draw thousands of crowds, the police should have plan to close the road around it for a few hour.
With so many years of experience over the crowds control at esplanade, things have never change.
Its even worst at the underpass at esplanade, in the end I gave up my idea of shooting the fireworks and went back home.
Crowd control at esplanade=