Date: May 09, 2015
By: Ho Yu-hua / Staff reporter, with CNA
Dozens of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) New Taipei City councilors
yesterday clashed with police at city hall after they were stopped on the way to New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) office to discuss a controversial public housing complex.
The DPP city councilors demanded a meeting with Chu at his office on the 18th floor after their request for Chu’s presence at a city council meeting over issues regarding the complex in Fujhou (浮洲), in the Banciao District (板橋), was rejected by the city government.
Police in the lobby of the building blocked all of the entrances to upstairs offices when the first wave of clashes broke out, with New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Kao Chung-cheng (高宗正), who was there to tell the DPP city councilors led by Deputy Speaker Chu Wen-chih (陳文治), that Chu was not in the office. [FULL STORY]