Student protesters demand compensation

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-09-15
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Judicial reform activists will help 30 protesters who tried to occupy the Executive Yuan Building last year to sue the Taipei City Government for compensation totaling NT$10.06 million (US$309,000), reports said Tuesday.

As a larger group of students and opponents of the trade-in-service pact with China were occupying the Legislative Yuan, a group of protesters entered the Executive Yuan on March 23 last year, before being forcibly evicted the following morning.

Last month, a local administrative court in Taipei ruled that the city should pay a teacher who was injured by police during the event a total of NT$300,000 (US$9,200), an outcome which the city government accepted.

A delegation of judicial reform activists visited the Taipei City Government Tuesday morning to hand over a list of its demands, including a promise to shoulder responsibility for compensation, an identification system for police officers during protests, and the publication of the identity of a supposedly anonymous officer allegedly involved in some of the March 24 violence     [FULL  STORY]

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