Updated — Oct. 13, 9:23 a.m. ET
A crowd of hundreds of people moved on a pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on Monday, apparently angry at the protesters' actions in calling for an open vote in the city's 2017 chief executive elections, the Associated Press reported.
The masked, anti-Occupy HK crowd numbered at around 500, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported.
The two groups were eventually separated by police, with a crowd of workers gathering on nearby flyovers to watch proceedings unfold below.
Earlier, police had removed some of the barriers in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion.
Taxi drivers in Hong Kong had also been expressing their anger towards the protesters, and are upset at how their business has been hit.
A truck-mounted crane also removed pro-democracy barricades and tents on Queensway.
Following the clashes, the pro-democracy protesters have been attempting to fortify their barricades with materials such as bamboo, plastic and concrete.
Pro-democracy protesters have been taking to the streets of Hong Kong for the last few weeks, and are angry at Beijing's decision to vet candidates for the city region's 2017 chief executive elections.