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Protesters hurl shoes as Taiwan's ruling party meets

Protesters hurl shoes as Taiwan's ruling party meets   Published on Nov 10, 2013 3:48 PM Purchase this article for republication Buy SPH photos

timberland TAICHUNG, Taiwan (AFP) - Hundreds of angry protesters threw shoes at riot police on Sunday as Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party held a congress to call for unity as public discontent grows with the government.

timberland fashion boots The demonstrators - some of them jobless after factory shutdowns and others independence activists and supporters of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party - vented their anger at President Ma Ying-jeou, who is also the Kuomintang chairman.

timberland boot outlet "Ma Ying-jeou, step down!" the crowd chanted while hurling shoes at riot police behind barricades.

timberland boots on sale A man was detained by police after climbing over barbed wire outside a gymnasium in the central city of Taichung, where the Kuomintang was meeting.

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