(CNN) — On only his second day in office on Monday, Hong Kong’s chief executive was chased out of a town hall meeting by protesters, in a continuation of the widespread backlash against his appointment, according to local media reports.
As the forum at a community center was drawing to a close, dozens of young protesters began to shout and hold up placards accusing Leung Chun-ying of putting on a “political show.”
Police escorted Leung out of the building and formed a human chain to clear a path to his car, which was swamped by protesters.
The meeting, held in Tuen Mun district, was the first of six district visits planned for Leung to meet residents and discuss issues of concern in a public forum. It followed Leung’s promise to improve communication with the public.
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