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Tens of Thousands Rally Against Taiwan Pension Reform Procedures

  • Civil servants, military, education personnel, workers join
  • Protest puts further pressure on island’s President Tsai

Tens of thousands of people took to streets of Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday in protest against pension-reform procedures, adding to growing woes for President Tsai Ing-wen who faces a decline in approval ratings after three months in office.

More than 110,000 people took part in the rally, Cti TV reported. The protest, attended by former premier Hau Pei-tsun, 97, was scheduled to end at 5 p.m. local time after a gathering around the presidential office.