Activist who defended Sunflower protesters dies at 76

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Chou Jung-tsung, seated, on April 1 last year accuses police officers of assault for their actions against Executive Yuan protesters. Photo: Chang Wen-chuan, Taipei Times

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 24, 2015
By: Lii Wen  /  Staff reporter

Pro-independence activist Chou Jung-tsung (周榮宗), 76, died from cirrhosis on Saturday, two days before the one-year anniversary of the March 23 Executive Yuan occupation last year.

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Chou, a long-term supporter of Taiwanese independence and social movements, participated in the Sunflower movement protests in March and early April last year, in which tens of thousands of protesters laid siege to the Legislative Yuan compound and surrounding streets to voice their opposition to a proposed trade pact with China.     [FULL  STORY]