Aboriginal protest site on Ketagalan Blvd cleared

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 03, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

Aboriginal protesters were evicted from their campsite on Ketagalan Boulevard in

Police yesterday use a bulldozer as Aboriginal activists are evicted from their campsite on Ketagalan Boulevard. Photo: Cheng Hung-ta, Taipei Times

Taipei yesterday following repeated conflicts with the police over blocking road lanes during their 100-day occupation.

More than 100 police officers arrived at the site during yesterday’s torrential rains, surrounding protesters’ tents with metal roadblocks before forcing protestors outside, spending several hours methodically demolishing the site.

A handful of demonstrators affiliated with the Aboriginal Transitional Justice Classroom have been occupying the strip of road facing the Presidential Office Building since February to protest newly announced guidelines for demarcating the “traditional areas” within which Aboriginal communities would be able to reject further development.    [FULL  STORY]

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