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DPP proposes parade law amendment

STUDENT PROTESTS The DPP hopes to abolish the legal requirement demanding that rally organizers seek government approval before staging demonstrations

By Rich Chang, Flora Wang And Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTERS

The official said the problem was not whether protesters should obtain a permit or notify the police in advance, but whether organizers could prevent violence. The official said the government had not dispersed the illegal gatherings because they were peaceful and rational.

However, the government would like the students to obtain permits and participate in public hearings so they could also listen to others’ opinions, the official said.

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