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    Vote Results Trigger Violence in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Hundreds of Taiwanese protesters scuffled with riot police, threw eggs and broke windows Friday as they stormed into the Central Election Commission's headquarters, where officials certified the results of last weekend's disputed presidential vote.


    Police tried to push back the protesters, but refrained from using their clubs to stop them. Some demonstrators went up elevators to the commission offices, but most stayed in the lobby, hurling eggs at the wall and knocking down flowerpots. They stayed at the scene late into the evening.


    Meanwhile, rival China issued its strongest warning since the election. The mainland's Taiwan Affairs Office said in a statement it will not "look on unconcerned" if the post-election situation leads to "social turmoil, endangering lives and property of Taiwan compatriots and affecting stability across the Taiwan Straits."


    Beijing has long insisted that self-ruled Taiwan belongs to China. It has threatened to take over the island if Taiwan ever slips into chaos.


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