The China Post
Date: October 18, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Social activists and local residents subject to expropriation surrounded Kaohsiung
City Council on Monday demanding land justice and housing rights.
More than 200 demonstrators from approximately 20 self-help civic groups protested outside the Kaohsiung City Council building on Monday morning, calling for a face-to-face meeting with Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu.
Demonstrators accused the city government of being reckless and dictatorial in their execution of urban renewal and infrastructure construction projects.
They invited Chen to a public debate over recent disputed land expropriation projects.
“She (Chen) refuses to sit down and speak with us altogether, and then she goes tearing down houses one by one, threatening individuals so as to achieve what they want,” demonstrators said.
Meanwhile, Chen was inside the council building as councilors bombarded her with questions over land expropriation and urban renewal matters. [FULL STORY]