The China Post
Date: March 16, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local civic groups protested at the groundbreaking ceremony of
subterranean-railway project in Tainan Wednesday, claiming that a series of planned expropriations linked to the construction had “no legal basis.”
Members of a civic group opposing the local government’s plan to expropriate their homes protested from afar during the ceremony, holding signs reading “unfinished review process, autocratic construction.”
The civic groups’ spokesman, Chen Chih-hsiao (陳致曉), called the construction a “blatant act of slaughter,” claiming that the local government had not even begun the land expropriation process yet had already contracted the construction.
He added that with as many as 204 households still petitioning against the expropriations, the construction itself had “no legal basis.” [FULL STORY]