Hundreds of workers who have found themselves without employment following government-run factory closures targeted the Council of Labour in Taipei on Friday.
The video, shared by the Taiwanese branch of the Occupy movement shows workers gathered outside of the CLA building, one person is speaking on a loudspeaker as the other chant loudly. At one point, the building is pelted by objects from the protesters, it is unclear from the footage what the objects are.
On Tuesday evening, an estimated 300 labourers bought tickets at Taipei Main Station, went to platform three and laid down on the tracks, in the first protest by the factory workers. Fortunately the railway authorities were able to contact the driver in advance and warn him, though by the time the emergency brake stopped the train it was a mere two metres from the labourers. The protesters can be seen shouting at the police in attendance, who proceed to remove the demonstrators one by one despite their resistance.
The workers are reportedly from a KVM factory that has been closed down. KVM appear to produce electrical components from computers, and is a government-run company.