VIDEO: Groups Protest Mining on Indigenous Land in Hualian

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These issues are emblematic of indigenous rights issues across the island.

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Through the week of Nov. 23, 2017, protestors comprised mostly of indigenous peoples in Taiwan gathered at the entry to an Asia Cement Corporation mine along the Central Cross-Island Highway leading into East Taiwan’s Taroko National Park.

Activists assert that a permit renewal to mine on indigenous land was expedited by the government. They allege that this was a preparatory measure for the potential future revamping of Taiwan's national mining regulations laws and an inside job of protecting big money interests.

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