Demolition protesters block premier’s car

Taipei Times
Date: May 05, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber and Chen Wei-han / Staff reporters

Protesters blocked Premier Lin Chuan’s (林全) car and allegedly threw road cones at

Protesters clash with police on Jinan Road in Taipei yesterday. Photo courtesy of Daguan Self-help Group

it at his home in Taipei yesterday as they sought to halt a planned demolition of homes in New Taipei City.

About 12 students affiliated with the Taiwan Anti-Forced Eviction Alliance struggled with police as they blocked the car as it emerged from his residence, throwing themselves onto the hood before being dragged off by police.

The protesters called for Lin to “face the music.”

The group supports residents of the Daguan (大觀) community in New Taipei City’s Banciao District (板橋), with the community facing demolition ordered by a nearby military retirees’ home that owns the land.    [FULL  STORY]

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