A group of activists tried to storm the Hong Kong government headquarters yesterday to protest against the proposed anti-subversion law. Nine activists from the April 5th Action Group protesting against the controversial proposals broke away from the designated demonstration zone but were dragged away by guards before they could enter the lobby. A scuffle broke out as police and security officers blocked their path and turned them back. No arrests were reported. The protest came as the Executive Council began discussions on the legislation. Activist Lui Yuk-lin remained in the protest area and handed out protest letters to those attending the meeting, including Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Fellow activist Leung Kwok-hung said: 'The security guards said we were not allowed to enter the government headquarters, but the fact is that I was not even allowed to go into the designated protest area. I hit a guard accidentally amid the chaos and I apologised to him afterwards,' he said. A spokeswoman for the Constitutional Affairs Bureau said that when the Executive Council held a meeting, protesters had to stay outside the gates to the government headquarters to stage demonstrations.