Police disperse holdouts as legislature gets back to business
Central News Agency
2014-04-11 09:30 AM
Taipei, April 11 (CNA) Police dispersed dozens of remaining protesters Friday morning as lawmakers prepared to attend the Legislative Yuan's first plenary meeting in more than three weeks. The protesters stayed in the square in front of the main legislative chamber overnight after most of the student-led occupation movement against a trade-in-services agreement with China ended late Thursday. After repeated warnings, the police began their dispersal around 7 a.m., taking some people away after putting handcuffs on them from the compound. In the background, workers continued to work on restoring the appearance of the nation's parliament, including hanging back a plaque over the main entrance to the legislature that was taken down on March 18, when the students stormed into the compound and began their 24-day occupation. When lawmakers return to the floor, the first order of the day will be to refer two matters to the committees: the various drafts of a proposed legislation on tightening oversight of agreements with China and the nomination of Yen Da-ho as the next state prosecutor-general. (By Wu Chia-sheng, Wang Jing-yi and Jay Chen)
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