About 100 CA Pacific clients clashed with police when they tried to force their way into the Stock Exchange yesterday morning. The investors had marched from Chater Garden to Exchange Square, demanding the return of shares entrusted to the investment group, now in provisional liquidation. Demonstrators laid a wreath at the door of the exchange as a symbol of what they said was its inability to settle the matter and to mourn their losses. Clashes erupted when demonstrators tried to force their way into the building. One minor injury was reported but no one was arrested. The demonstrators then marched to the office of Coopers & Lybrand, the provisional liquidators of CA Pacific Finance and CA Pacific Securities, in Causeway Bay. After meeting the liquidators, the group expressed disappointment and anger that chances of getting their money or shares back looked increasingly slim. 'Our prospects look dim,' said investors' spokesman Muson Cheung after talking to the liquidators. 'We are very disappointed.' The investors vowed to return to the exchange today to continue their protest. Coopers & Lybrand said it could not return shares and money to clients because it did not have the power to sell or deal in shares freely. It said that until the first hearing of the petitions to wind up the companies was conducted on March 25, the principal duty of provisional liquidators was to preserve the status quo of the companies' affairs and assets. CA Pacific Group director Jason Wong But-sit and wife Kong Suk-yee are on $8 million bail on a charge of false accounting in relation to a $373 million loan.