By: Zoe Wei and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Members of more than 50 social and labor groups took to the streets of downtown Taipei Sunday, kicking off the annual “Autumn Struggle” protest march under the themes of “uncovering the right wing’s fake progress” and “the rising left wing wants real power.”
During the protest parade, the civil groups campaigned for different causes which were divided into four categories: education, land, gender and laborers’ rights.
The groups also questioned the ruling party’s administrative efficiency in those fields and blamed the delays to Taiwan’s social reforms on administrative incompetence.
Over 1,000 protesters, including members of 30 student organizations, gathered at Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office, before parading the streets that pass the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Interior, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Police Administrations. [FULL STORY]