Labor groups protest DPP flipflop over 7 national holidays

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-25
By: Yu Hsiao-han, Elizabeth Hsu, Lee Hsin-Yin and Evelyn Kao, Central News Agency

Labor groups took to the streets on Tuesday to protest a bill that would eliminate seven 6774946public holidays and take away employees’ right to two days off per weekend.

The groups made up of about 3,000 protesters set off from the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and circled Taipei Railway Station before reaching the front gate of the Legislative Yuan, where about a dozen protesters clashed with police as they hurled eggs and tried to storm the legislative building, only to be stopped by police.

Three protesters who suffered cuts and bruises trying to climb a wall into the legislative building were detained, according to Tsai Han-cheng (蔡漢政), head of Jieshou police station, Zhongzheng First Precinct under Taipei City Police Department.    [FULL  STORY]

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