Protesters carry a banner printed with the new Taiwan dollar ...
May 1st, 2011
(Reuters) - Protesters carry a banner printed with the new Taiwan dollar currency during the May Day rally in Taipei May 1, 2011. Around 5,000 people took to the streets on Sunday in an annual May Day (Labour Day) parade to urge the government to put an end to the problems of the working poor, organizers said. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) -
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