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Taiwan protesters rally to mark Sunflower anniversary

Taiwanese rallied Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the student-led “Sunflower Movement”, which saw the occupation of parliament for more than three weeks in protest at a trade pact with China.

Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, gathered outside parliament for the anniversary, demanding that the China-friendly Kuomintang government refrain from signing any agreements with Beijing before next year’s presidential election.

Police put the number at around 800, about an hour after the rally began in central Taipei.

Earlier in the day hundreds marched around parliament urging the government to give voters a greater say on controversial issues.

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