Protesters swarm Legislature ahead of pension reform talks

The China Post
Date: April 19, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thousands of police officers were deployed around the Legislative

Almost one hundred protesters demonstrate outside the Control Yuan on Tuesday afternoon, demanding that the Control Yuan strike down the pension reform bills set to be reviewed by a legislative panel today. (CNA)

Yuan on Tuesday, ahead of a mass overnight sit-in organized by the Pension Reform Oversight Alliance (監督年金改革行動聯盟) on the eve of a legislative review into a slate of controversial pension reform bills.

Members of the Legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee (司法及法制委員會) vowed to complete the pension reform bills’ preliminary reviews by the end of this week

Protesters, wearing black, held placards reading: “Freedom of speech is banned,” “Breach of retirement contracts by the government allows their employees to fall into poverty” and “Taiwan is ruled by a government without integrity” as they began to camp outside the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday.    [FULL  STORY]

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