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Hong Kong police clash with protesters outside govt HQ
In chaotic scenes, protesters wearing helmets and wielding umbrellas attempted to breach the police cordon guarding the office of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, during a rally at the main Admiralty protest site. "I want true democracy!" protesters yelled at police who used loudspeakers to order them them to disperse. Overall numbers have dwindled since the mass protests started two months ago, calling for free leadership elections in 2017 in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Protesters have become increasingly frustrated as China refuses to budge on its electoral plans for the city, and public support wanes for the occupation of major roads in different locations. Organisers called Sunday's rally after police last week cleared one of the protest sites in the Mongkok district, making more than 100 arrests. Protesters Sunday stormed past police lines to occupy Lung Wo road, a main traffic artery connecting the east and west of Hong Kong island. Protesters have also expressed anger over the government's perceived cosy relationship with Hong Kong's powerful tycoons. Leung admitted on Saturday that frustration among young people over a lack of "Upward mobility" was fuelling the protests.

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