Hours after the territory's government called off meetings with student leaders, more protesters appeared in Admiralty.
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said the students failed to meet basic preconditions for the talks.
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With only days to go before student leaders meet with the government, protesters in Hong Kong are fewer in number and less motivated.
As student leaders prepare to meet with the territory's government, the differences between the two remain unresolved.
Reporters covering the protests described being groped, shoved, and denied access to certain locations.
One of the main groups behind the protests have blamed government forces for failing to rein in pro-Beijing people.
As the government agrees to meet with them, protesters have struggled to present a unified front and course of action.
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Government officials refused, however, to meet if students insisted on preconditions.
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