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February 15, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 3,000 demonstrators gathered outside government offices in December in one of the largest protests Taiwan has witnessed in recent years. The protesters were not demanding political reforms, but freedom from pollution in a nation where all 45 rivers are contaminated with toxic wastes and water pumped from an underground well is so polluted it can be set on fire with a match.
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February 15, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 3,000 demonstrators gathered outside government offices in December in one of the largest protests Taiwan has witnessed in recent years. The protesters were not demanding political reforms, but freedom from pollution in a nation where all 45 rivers are contaminated with toxic wastes and water pumped from an underground well is so polluted it can be set on fire with a match.
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