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19 Nov 2018 | 01:42 PM UTC

Taiwan: Local elections and same-sex marriage referendum Nov. 24 /update 1

Taiwan News Alert

Local elections and referendum on same-sex marriage to be held on November 24; related demonstrations expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan

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Event

Mayoral and magisterial elections, along with a referendum on whether the island's civil law should recognize same-sex marriage, will be held on Saturday, November 24. On November 17, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Kaohsiung in an election-related demonstration. Further gatherings are expected to continue in the run-up to the election.

Context

Protests in Taiwan are mostly peaceful in nature, with low risks of personal injury and property damages.

Advice

Individuals in Taiwan are advised to avoid all gatherings as a precaution.

 

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