Student protesters storm DPP HQ

The China Post
Date: November 3, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — About a dozen student activists clashed with police at the Democratic Progressive

Protesters hold up banners at the 1Oth-floor entrance of the party’s headquarters on Wednesday. (Morgan Lin, The China Post/CNA)

Party’s (DPP) headquarters on Wednesday during a protest against President Tsai Ing-wen for slashing a disputed workweek bill.

“Youth want labor rights,” the protesters, representing over 20 nationwide student and labor groups, shouted as they pushed against police on the building’s 10th floor and demanded to meet with Tsai.

The government-sponsored bill is part of the administration’s effort to implement a mandatory two-day weekend system in Taiwan, but it also cuts seven national holidays — a clause that has triggered protests by labor and student rights groups since the bill passed preliminary legislative review early October.    [FULL


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