NEGLECTED ISSUE?The protesters called for the presidential candidates not to ignore the suffering of the public over the issue of forced relocations
Date: Jan 03, 2016
By: Hsiao Ting-fang, Aaron Tu and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer
A contingent of 227 police officers was deployed by the Taipei City Police
Department’s Neihu Precinct yesterday to keep the peace near the Sanlih Television building in Taipei where the second and final presidential debate was held.
At about noon, various protest groups started setting up their banners, staging skits and chanting slogans.
Among the protesters were dozens of landowners from Taipei’s Wufenpu (五分埔) garment district demanding that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) produce a solution regarding eight families that were unlisted when the city government relocated residents in 1955 to enlarge roads.
There were also representatives of families from New Taipei City’s Sinjhuang District (新莊) who were forced to relocate to make way for an MRT maintenance depot, who demanded that the presidential candidates address the issue of housing relocation. [FULL STORY]