Yellow-vested Taiwanese protest over taxes for 3rd time in a week

Yellow-vested Taiwanese protest over taxes for 3rd time in a week

Thousands of Taiwanese protested on Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes. Wearing yellow vests, they shouted slogans and blared air-horns outside the Ministry of Finance in Taipei, the capital city. Protesters also waved banners calling Taiwan’s tax-collection policies illegal. The Tax & Legal Reform League, an activist group, called the protest after marshaling around 20,000 people outside the presidential office in an initial demonstration a week ago, and another 10,000 on Saturday, AP reported, citing organizers. They were inspired by the success of the recent French protests, which turned violent and were blamed for 10 deaths. The Taiwanese protests have been peaceful.

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