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Thousands rally in Taipei to counter anti-government protests

Published on May 4, 2014 5:20 PM
 
People wave Taiwan flags and chant slogans during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 4, 2014. Thousands of Taiwanese calling for peace and the rule of law rallied in Taipei on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to counter a recent series of demonstrations that turned violent and led to clashes with police. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - Thousands of Taiwanese calling for peace and the rule of law rallied in Taipei on Sunday to counter a recent series of demonstrations that turned violent and led to clashes with police.

Police estimated that about 1,500 people from the ruling Kuomintang party and their supporters rallied in the downtown area, ending up with a march to police headquarters.

Demonstrators voiced gratitude to police for maintaining peace in the demonstrations since March.

Police estimated 15,000 turned out for a separate gathering organised by the right-wing New Party, which is friendly to the Kuomintang.

 
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