Date: Jun 13, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was yesterday greeted by protesters as he
entered a city council meeting, following the arrest of the last of nine South Korean labor activists that morning.
About 50 protesters pushed against a cordon of police officers outside the council venue after Ko accepted their petitions, shouting slogans accusing the city government of acting as a “shield” and “thug” for corporations.
While Ko was quickly hustled into the building, some members of his entourage were temporarily trapped between protesters and police, with protester chants echoing through the council’s entrance hall during a pre-scheduled city press conference. [FULL STORY]