The Taiwan News online has just reported that the last of almost 700 native old camphor trees at the site of the old Songshan Tobacco Factory has gone. Police once again clashed with protesters and failed to protect the tree whose legal status still lies before the courts undecided. Police allowed the removal of the tree to go ahead and failed to arrest those who removed the tree. Once again the Taiwan Police have shown total disregard for the legal process when it comes to protecting the environment.
Disregard for the legal process:- The last of the great Songshan camphor trees
Update: Disregard for the legal process - The last of the great Songshan camphor trees
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