Pension protesters vs. Tsai administration

The China Post
Date: April 20, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

President Tsai Ing-wen said violence “would not slow the pace of reform,” after

(Photos: CNA and Morgan Lin, The China Post)

protesters outside the Legislative Yuan physically attacked lawmakers prior to a review of two pension reform bills.

Protesters, many of whom camped out on the streets Tuesday night, criticized the government’s use of barbed wire to barricade the Legislative Yuan.

Several demonstrators attacked lawmakers entering the Legislature for the committee review of the two pension reform bills. The protesters also clashed with members of the media, with a news vehicle’s windshield was smashed in the melee.

Government officials attending other legislative committee meetings were also physically confronted by the demonstrators, despite a heavy police presence.

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