19 July 2019

Fresh protests in Taiwan over China trade pact, paper says

Taiwan demonstrators on Sunday occupied the Ketagalan Boulevard opposite the Presidential Office Building, as well as the nearby streets, in Taipei in continuing protests over a cross-strait services trade pact, Liberty Times reported Monday. The demonstration began at around 1 pm and ended around 7:40 pm. Campaign organizers said as many as half a million people took part in the protests, while some media reports put the number at over 100,000. Student protest leader Lin Fei-fan urged President Ma Ying-jeou {馬英九} to renegotiate the trade pact with the mainland. He also said that there should be legislative approval first before any agreement, according to the report.

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