228, PAST AND PRESENT: Chiang statue damaged at Fu Jen

YEARLY PROTEST:University student Lo Yi said statues of Chiang Kai-shek are tampered with every year and restored, but they should be toppled ‘once and for all’

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 01, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Three students and a fourth person were arrested at New Taipei City’s Fu Jen Catholic

Notes bearing the names of 228 Incident victims are plastered on a damaged bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek at Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City yesterday. Photo: CNA

University at 1am yesterday after allegedly attempting to topple a bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and obstructing police officers.

Equipped with an angle grinder, a generator and a rope, student Lo Yi (羅宜) allegedly began cutting the statue at 12:30am, which drew the attention of university guards.

Officers from the Sinjhuang Precinct’s Fuying Police Station arrived minutes later.

Precinct investigation brigade head Chang Chun-ming (張俊明) told the students that their actions were in breach of the Social Order Maintenance Act (社會秩序維護法) and constituted vandalism, adding that they would be arrested if they did not stop.

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