Thousands protest against contentious Taiwan parliament reforms


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Open this photo in gallery: People gather outside the parliament during parliamentary session in Taipei on May 21.Ann Wang/Reuters Thousands of people thronged the streets around Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday, protesting against measures to give lawmakers more oversight over the government, pushed by opposition parties over the ruling party’s objections. The protests outside parliament, and a raucous session inside, demonstrated the febrile political atmosphere facing new president Lai Ching-te a day after his inauguration. An irate China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, views him as a “separatist”, while in the fractured legislature his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has lost...