Thousands march in Taipei, Kaohsiung

NORTH AND SOUTH:Protesters outside the Presidential Southern Office listed five demands to improve workers’ rights and threatened to hold more demonstrations

Taipei Times
Date: May 02, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

About 10,000 union members and others yesterday marched through Taipei to

Protesters hurl empty water bottles at placards with photographs of prominent business leaders, including Far Eastern Group chairman Douglas Hsu, left, during a Workers’ Day rally yesterday in Taipei’s Daan District. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

protest against exploitation and demanding minimum pension guarantees, while a smaller protest was held in Kaohsiung.

The march in Taipei began after a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard, organized by the “2017 May 1 Action Alliance.”

At the marchers’ final stop — the headquarters of the Chinese National Federation of Industries — angry protesters threw empty water bottles at placards bearing images of prominent industrial leaders such as Far Eastern Group (遠東集團) chairman Douglas Hsu (徐旭東), calling them “spoiled bosses” responsible for the erosion of labor rights.

The General Chamber of Commerce’s building was also targeted.    [FULL  STORY]

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