Nearly 300 taxi, bus, and truck drivers clogged traffic by driving slowly through downtown Hong Kong yesterday to demand government action to combat air pollution, then marched to government headquarters carrying signs that read, “The industry wants to protect the environment.” The protesters are calling for the government to help them convert their vehicles from highly polluting diesel fuel to cleaner-burning liquefied petroleum gas. Hong Kong’s air pollution, among the worst in the world, has reached record levels in recent months. The government has said it will spend $3.8 billion over 10 years to help combat the problem.