The Straits Times
Published on Nov 25, 2012

Workers throw eggs at police in Taipei rally


TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwanese workers pelted police with eggs on Sunday as thousands took to the streets, demanding the government change economic policies which they say favour big business.

"Up to 5,000 eggs were thrown to vent our anger," Mr Lin Tze-wen, spokesman for the protest, said at the end of the march.

The protest ended at the presidential office square, which was cordoned off by barbed wire and hundreds of riot police.

Organisers said up to 4,000 people from more than 50 labour groups took part in the event, while police put the turnout at around 3,000.