Students intrude into lawmaker’s office

Activists want debate with senior DPP legislator

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Students and activists protesting against the abolition of holidays for workers

By Central News Agency

By Central News Agency

broke into the offices of top Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Ker Chien-ming Tuesday.

The protesters were removed by police, but their action was condemned by legislators, while it called up comparisons to the Sunflower Movement of 2014, when a larger group of students occupied the full Legislative Yuan to protest against the then-Kuomintang government’s China policies.

About 20 activists invaded the Legislative Yuan offices of Ker, the chief whip of the 68-member DPP caucus, Tuesday morning, demanding the government drop its plan to axe seven out of 19 public holidays for workers, while challenging the senior lawmaker to a debate.    [FULL  STORY]

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