Taiwan Police Clash With Anti-nuclear Protesters

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April 28, 2014 AT 9:55 AM
Police in Taiwan fired water cannons on Monday to disperse hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters refusing to give up their campaign, despite a government pledge to halt work on the island's fourth nuclear power plant. 26-year-old protester Huang Ting-chiao said "Anti-nuclear public opinion is very high." Tens of thousands of people had gathered on Sunday before the government announced it would halt construction pending a public vote. According to the Economics Ministry, some 40 percent of the island's electricity is generated by coal, 30 percent by natural gas and 18.4 percent by nuclear power.