M503 protests target Ma at Martyrs’ Shrine event

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 30, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff Reporter

The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) and other groups yesterday protested at the Martyrs’ Shrine

President Ma Ying-jeou, front row, fifth right, and other officials take part in a remembrance ceremony for air force officers killed in action at the air force cemetery in the Bitan area of New Taipei City’s Sindian District yesterday.  Photo: CNA

President Ma Ying-jeou, front row, fifth right, and other officials take part in a remembrance ceremony for air force officers killed in action at the air force cemetery in the Bitan area of New Taipei City’s Sindian District yesterday. Photo: CNA

in Taipei, condemning what it called the government’s silence as China’s M503 flight route entered service.

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) attended an annual spring memorial service under tightened security as protesters held signs urging the government to protest to China over the air route.

Protesters mobilized by the TSU showed up about 100m from the main entrance to the Martyrs’ Shrine almost immediately after the presidential convoy drove into the complex.     [FULL  STORY]

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