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    Posted March 18, 2014 by
    mlkh0225
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    Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature

    People of Taiwan have occupied congress

     

    Update 2014.03.19 04:11 GMT+8
    According to sources at the Legislative Yuan, the gate at Qingdao E. Rd. have been taken down by protesters.

     

    Update 2014.03.19 03:52 GMT+8
    Protesters have hold off the first wave of police forces attack.

     

    Update 2014.03.19 03:52 GMT+8
    Protesters have hold off the first wave of police forces attack.

     

    Update 2014.03.19 03:48 GMT+8
    Police forces have break trough one of the gates of assembly hall.
    Protesters are shouting "Police back off".

     

    Update 2014.03.19 03:38 GMT+8

    10 minutes after the original deadline, police forces have begin eviction.
    Protesters are trying to hold the line but with superior numbers I can't tell how long it will hold.

     

    Update 2014.03.19 03:16 GMT+8
    The police authority have announced that they will begin eviction in 10 minutes.

     

    Update 2014.03.19 02:59 GMT+8
    Here is a live stream inside of Legislative Yuan:
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/longson3000

     

    There have always been opposing voice in Taiwan when it comes to having a closer economic tie with China, two countries divided since 1949 civil war. But tonight hundreds of people have broke into the country's congress, Legislative Yuan, to show the lawmakers their concern about Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement.

    The agreement was scheduled for legislative review on March 18 at the Internal Administration Committee, but ruling party KMT congressman Chang Ching-Chung (張慶忠), chairman of the committee, taken everyone by surprise. In a short 30 seconds Chang declare the agreement has complete the review process without even beginning the session.

     

    At this moment there are hundreds of protesters occupying the Legislative Yuan assembly hall, demanding the agreement being reviewed under proper legislative process. However, police forces are gathering outside the building preparing to evict protesters.

     

    photo by 劉哲瑋

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