The China Post
Date: December 3, 2016
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The ruling party’s attempt to push through controversial amendments to the Labor
Standards Act in the Legislature Friday was thwarted after fierce resistance from protesters outside the lawmaking body in Taipei.
Protesters vowed to continue their struggle against the bill, which is slated for review in the Legislature next Tuesday.
The day began with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers attempting to use their majority to push a bill that would cut seven statutory holidays toward a second and third reading.
The move prompted dozens of labor union activists to set up a protest base at the Legislative Yuan’s entrance facing Zhenjiang Street.
Tension was palpable as a 700-strong police force blocked off access to all building entrances. [FULL STORY]