‘CRIMINAL OFFENSE’:DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming said he felt that Taiwan’s democracy has come to an end following a scuffle with protesters outside the legislature
Date: Dec 03, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its legislative caucus, as well as the Executive Yuan
and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), yesterday condemned an incident in which DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) was pushed to the ground outside the Legislative Yuan by people protesting against proposed amendments to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法).
Dozens of protesters yesterday morning gathered outside the Legislative Yuan building’s gate on Qingdao E Road, shouting against the proposed amendments, especially the proposed cut of seven national holidays.
Around noon, the protesters saw Ker on Zhenjiang Street after he left the Legislative Yuan building to go to his office. The group pushed against a police barricade at the intersection of Qingdao E Road and Zhenjiang Street, threw water at Ker and pushed him to the ground.
Ker was escorted back to the Legislative Yuan building, while the protesters continued the push against the barricade, where people said that they had been hurt. [FULL STORY]