Protesters march to HK leader’s house

Hong Kong : Pro-democracy protesters marched to the home of the Hong Kong leader to push their case for greater democracy a day.

Hong Kong student leaders said they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy rallies and roadblocks.

The comments are a blow to the city’s Beijing-backed leaders who had expressed hopes for fresh rounds of talks after meeting face-to-face with students for the first time.

The negotiations are widely seen as the only way to end nearly a month of protests — calling for full democracy in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city — without a police crackdown or further violence.

Fresh confrontations broke out afternoon between protesters and opponents who tried to remove demonstrators’ barricades in the Mongkok district. The first talks  made little headway, with students calling the government “vague” in its commitment to finding a genuine compromise.

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