By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Protests against the ongoing visit by China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan
Straits (ARATS) Chairman Chen Deming rages on as the latter headed to Ilan on his fourth day tour around the island, reports said Thursday.
More than a dozen police had set up a perimeter around the Angong Matsu temple in Yilan County’s Nanfangao for fear of a clash between protestors and Chen’s entourage.
Green Party’s Ilan County legislative candidates Wu Shao-wen and Sun Bo-yu had arrived at the scene earlier to stage their protest but were later escorted away by local officers.
More than a dozen protesters shouted slogans protesting plans to allow the opening of various Chinese agricultural produce into the country, including rice, green onions, garlic, cabbages, carrots, celeries, mushrooms, spinaches, and so forth. [FULL STORY]