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Taiwan fishermen protest over crackdown on troubled industry
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Fishermen and their families took to the streets in Taiwan Tuesday against what they said was an unfair crackdown on the industry which has been accused of illegal practices and human rights abuses. The rally by coastal and long-haul fishermen in the capital Taipei is the latest challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen who has already faced major protests by disgruntled military veterans and labour unions over pension and other reforms. It comes ahead of local elections on November 24, seen as a mid-term barometer after Tsai's first two years in office. read more


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