Demonstrators bring traffic to a halt across Taipei

The China Post
Date: March 30, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thousands of demonstrators paralyzed traffic across Taipei Wednesday, as they protested the government’s efforts to push through reforms to the national pension system.

The large-scale and sometimes violent demonstrations came as the Executive Yuan and Examination Yuan prepared to pass separate pension reform bills on Thursday.

Should the Executive Yuan and the Examination Yuan approve the bills, they will be sent to the Legislative Yuan for review and ratification.

The protesters — made up of retired military officers, police, firefighters and public servants — were spread out across seven locations.    [FULL  STORY]

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