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Taiwanese protest killing of fisherman by Philippines coast guard in disputed waters

Some 200 Taiwanese have shouted angry slogans outside the Philippines representative office in Taipei to protest last week's killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippines coast guard in disputed waters.

Monday's demonstration comes one day before the end of an ultimatum imposed by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou for the Philippines to apologize for the incident and provide compensation to the dead man's family.

If the Philippines refuses, Ma says he will order Taiwanese representatives in Manila back to Taipei and deny Filipinos permission to work in Taiwan.

The Philippines coast guard has admitted it fired the shots that killed the Taiwanese fisherman in the Bashi Strait, between Taiwan and the northern Philippines, but said it acted in self-defense because the Taiwanese vessel was about to ram it.