Residents protest ‘illegal’ expropriations

The China Post
Date: March 16, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local civic groups protested at the groundbreaking ceremony of

Members of a civic group dress like convicts awaiting execution to protest land expropriation associated with the construction of Tainan’s underground railway, in Tainan, Wednesday, March 15. (CNA)

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]

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