By: Sophia Yeh and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 19 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Wednesday at the Presidential Office, with anti-pension reform demonstrators protesting outside the Legislative Yuan, that violence will not be allowed to slow down pension reform and anyone who engages in violence will be held accountable for their actions.
Following an overnight sleepover protest against pension reforms, protesters composed mainly of public servants, teachers and military personnel rallied outside the Legislative Yuan complex on Wednesday, shouting anti-pension reform slogans, blocking legislators from entering the complex and sparking sporadic clashes.
Tsai called a press conference at the Presidential Office later that day, vowing to pursue pension reforms to the end. [FULL STORY]