Labor protesters’ rights were infringed: Control Yuan

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 09, 2018 
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The forced removal of protesters at a demonstration against amendments to the Labor

Labor rights activists are driven away from Taipei Railway Station by police on Dec. 24 last year, following a demonstration the previous night.  Photo: CNA

Standards Act (勞動基準法) last year might have infringed upon their constitutional rights, the Control Yuan said yesterday as it issued corrective notices to the Taipei City Government and the Ministry of the Interior.

The encirclement of protesters and lawyers representing their interests, as well as their subsequent forced relocation to suburbs of Taipei on Dec. 23 last year, was inappropriate, reports by the Control Yuan’s Committee of Domestic Affairs and Ethnic Minorities said.

The committee passed a resolution to issue corrective notices to both branches on the grounds that their conduct was against Article 8 of the Constitution and both agencies should seek to rectify their mistakes, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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