Photos: United Daily News
Residents of Keelung gathered to plant trees in an area previously cleared by Taiwan Water Corporation.
The land is owned by the water corporation, but residents were incensed when the government-owned company cleared the land to build a depot. The mature trees once lined both sides of the road, forming what residents called a “green tunnel”.
Keelung Mayor Lin You-chang, and legislator Tsai Shi-ying turned up to show their support for the 300 residents who registered for the event.
A spokesperson said that the water company had been informed of the event, and had given verbal approval, and that therefore, the citizens’ actions were not illegal.