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Taiwan police clash with students in protests over trade deal

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Riot police disperse protesters who stormed Taiwan's executive building

Student protesters occupying government buildings call for controversial trade deal to be scrapped

Taiwan's president defends the pact as beneficial to the economy

Protesters call on universities to hold strikes until demands are met

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Riot police evicted scores of protesters from Taiwan’s executive building early Monday morning as rallies over a controversial trade deal between Taiwan and mainland China entered their seventh day.