Executive Yuan main building cleared of protesters
Central News Agency
2014-03-24 01:26 AM
Taipei, March 24 (CNA) A Cabinet spokesman said early Monday that the police has cleared the main building of the Executive Yuan of dozens of protesters who stormed into the compound hours earlier. Sun Lih-chyun also denied media reports that the second-floor office of Premier Jiang Yi-huah was breached and documents taken away. Six protesters entered an adjacent office and were immediately repelled, Sun said at a press conference. The protesters did not enter the premier's office and that none of the documents or computers in the office or the room next door were taken away or damaged, he said. There is no question of confidential material being compromised, Sun added. Some 60 protesters in the three-story building have been detained for questioning, he said. The main office building was believed to have been cleared of protesters before midnight. The premier condemned the intrusion as an "illegal and violent act" and has ordered the police to evict the protesters, he said. The spokesman made the comments as the police tried to disperse the hundreds of student-led protesters who gathered outside the Executive Yuan compound. (By Hsieh Chia-chen and Jay Chen)
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