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Woman lodges complaint against student protesters over occupation

TAIPEI -- Taipei prosecutors said Monday they have accepted a case filed by a citizen against two student leaders of the ongoing occupation of Taiwan's Legislature.

Tung Chi-fang, who describes herself as someone working in the legal profession, wrote on her Facebook page that she lodged the complaint March 28 with the Taipei District Prosecutors Office against protest heads Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting “on behalf of all citizens of the Republic of China.”

Prosecutors said the case will be handled in accordance with the law.

In her post, Tung demanded that the protesters in the Legislative Yuan and the lawmakers supporting their actions ensure that the legislative chamber is restored to its original form when they eventually leave.

In addition to the suit against Lin and Chen, Tung said she was also filing a suit against Wei Yang, the student who led some of the protesters to break into the Executive Yuan on March 23.

After that, she said, she will file a suit against Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng if he “continues to condone the 318 Student Movement's occupation of the Legislature.”

Lin and Chen are the two main leaders of the current student movement that has occupied the Legislative Yuan's main chamber since March 18 in protest against the trade in-services agreement with China.

Legislative Yuan officials have said the break-in and lengthy occupation have resulted in considerable damage to the facilities.

Since the attempts in the early hours of March 19 to evict the hundreds of protesters from the legislative chamber failed, none of the police units have made any moves on the protesters out of respect for the Legislative Yuan and the lawmakers.

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April 1, 2014    lockson166@
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