Riot police cleared Taiwan's Cabinet offices ofangry protesters opposed to a trade pact with China on March 24, escalating tensions over the island's rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland.
Authorities said they arrested 58 protesters and that 137 were injured, including 24 that were hospitalized. Thecame five days after demonstrators occupied the to protest the ruling party's decision to a promised line-by-line review of the trade agreement. (AP)
The Japan Times ST: April 4, 2014