5. Tensions rise in Hong Kong

  • There have been scuffles between pro-democracy demonstrators and opponents in Hong Kong. 
  • The police began an operation to remove road blockades early this morning but denied they were clearing the protest site.
  • Clashes broke out between a reported 500 unidentified masked man and Occupy protesters.
  • HK Chief Executive Leung said on Sunday there was almost 'zero chance' of Beijing conceding to protesters demands of election reform.