HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest

September 27, 2014 4:26 AM

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Scores of young pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong faced off with riot police Saturday after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow genuine democratic reforms in the semiautonomous region.

Several people, including one police officer, were taken away on stretchers by medical personnel after about 150 students late Friday night forced their way into government headquarters, some scaling a tall fence. Police responded with pepper spray to push them back.

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