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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 September 2006, 15:13 GMT 16:13 UK
In pictures: Taiwan protests

Crowds gathering for the protest

More than 90,000 gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to press their demand for the president to step down.

A protester holds a live turtle used as a reference to portray Taiwanese President Chen-Shui bian.

The calls follow a string of scandals involving relatives and aides of President Chen-Shui bian.

A protester chants slogans.

"Depose" was the message being conveyed by many of the participants who have vowed to see through their demands.

Shih Ming-teh

The movement is led by Shih Ming-teh, who spent more than 25 years in jail when Taiwan was under martial law.

A protester giving the "thumbs-down" sign.

The "thumbs-down" - as well as the red attire to symbolise anger - have become trademarks of the movement.

Protester sitting in the rain

Many braved heavy rain overnight before returning on Sunday to keep up their protest.

Protesters offer to shield police from the rain.

In a good-natured gesture, protesters offered the protection of their umbrellas to the police.






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