M503 protest ends in scuffles, fines

RED-HANDED:Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen condemned the protest early yesterday — led by the Taiwan Solidarity Union — as an ‘act of violence’

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 29, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) members in the early hours of yesterday staged a protest

Members of the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) youth organization TSU Youth are detained after a protest at the presidential residence in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Members of the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) youth organization TSU Youth are detained after a protest at the presidential residence in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

outside the presidential residence ahead of China’s scheduled inauguration of the controversial M503 flight route today.

Protesters shouted: “Withdraw the M503 flight route” and “President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), step down.”

Loud screams broke the quiet night near the presidential residence when several men and women holding protest signs arrived by van and motorcycle, and ran toward the entrance gate on Chongqing S Road in Taipei.     [FULL  STORY]

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