The magistrate of Miaoli County was confronted by angry family members of a man who died yesterday in a suspected act of suicide two months after the local government demolished his pharmacy to make way for a public project.
Around 1,000 protesters bombarded the Miaoli County Government Building with eggs, paintballs and ghost money to vent their anger over the forcible demolition of four private houses in Dapu Village and some undesirable development projects launched by the county government, before winding up a "Guard Miaoli Concert" on Friday night.
Supporters of Dapu residents whose homes were demolished against their wishes by Miaoli County Government (苗栗縣) splashed paint on the Miaoli County magistrate's home yesterday, with four of the protesters later being arrested.
A demonstration by residents of Dapu, Miaoli County continued into its fourth day, with protesters showing their support for local residents while expressing dissent over the government's supposed plans to demolish and confiscate their homes.
On the third day of a protest by Dapu residents, Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday announced a halt to the forced demolition of their homes, which had been slated for today.