Taiwan students occupy Legislature to protest China trade deal

Hundreds of students have occupied Taiwan’s Legislature to protest against an impending trade agreement with China, fearing the pact would give the mainland too much political influence and economic clout over the democratic, self-governed island.
The protesters burst into the legislative chamber late Tuesday and quickly occupied it despite police efforts to drive them out, news reports said.
The students said they were demanding that the island’s President Ma Ying-jeou apologize to the Taiwanese people over the trade pact, and that the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party scrap a review that is part of the process of implementing the deal.  
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(Photo: Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

Taiwan students occupy Legislature to protest China trade deal

Hundreds of students have occupied Taiwan’s Legislature to protest against an impending trade agreement with China, fearing the pact would give the mainland too much political influence and economic clout over the democratic, self-governed island.

The protesters burst into the legislative chamber late Tuesday and quickly occupied it despite police efforts to drive them out, news reports said.

The students said they were demanding that the island’s President Ma Ying-jeou apologize to the Taiwanese people over the trade pact, and that the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party scrap a review that is part of the process of implementing the deal.  

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(Photo: Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

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