MORE than 100 CA Pacific clients staged a sit-in in Central yesterday demanding the return of their shares invested with the company that is now in provisional liquidation. Protesters marched from Chater Garden to Liu Chong Hing Bank, to which CA Pacific had pledged their shares as collateral for loans, sitting down on Des Voeux Road outside the bank's building. Police had to cordon off part of the road and asked the protesters to leave. The demonstrators got up when they thought a meeting with bank representatives was arranged but continued the sit-in for 10 minutes after being refused entry to the bank. The sit-in ended after seven clients were allowed to meet bank representatives. One investor, Lau Chung-lai, said: 'We wanted to put some pressure on the authorities to settle the issue earlier.' The clients allege shares held in cash accounts at CA Pacific Securities were transferred to margin accounts at CA Pacific Finance without their knowledge, with some shares used as collateral for loans to CA Pacific Finance. A Liu Chong Hing spokesman said $300 million in shares from CA Pacific were kept as collateral while CA Pacific owed the bank less than $100 million.