Activists protest application through Chinese agency

SELF-DEGRADING:One activist said the government filing an application to join the AIIB through the TAO was equivalent to admitting that Taiwan was a part of China

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 02, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Following the government’s announcement that it had asked China’s Taiwan Affairs Office

Taipei police remove Black Island National Youth Front members protesting outside the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on Tuesday night after some protesters reportedly attempted to enter the building.  Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Taipei police remove Black Island National Youth Front members protesting outside the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on Tuesday night after some protesters reportedly attempted to enter the building. Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

(TAO) to forward its application to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Tuesday, hundreds of people rallied outside the Presidential Office Building late into the night and into the morning yesterday to protest the move.

Holding banners and shouting slogans accusing President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of being a traitor, a crowd of more than 30 people — mobilized by several student activist groups, including the Black Island National Youth Front and Democracy Tautin — gathered in front of the Presidential Office Building without prior notice at about 9:30pm on Tuesday night     [FULL  STORY]

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