Date: December 9, 2015
Aquia Tsay, chairman of the Free Taiwan Party, was assaulted on December 3, during a protest against the visit to Taiwan of Chen Deming from the Peoples’
Republic of China. Chen is director of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and was making a factory tour in Yilan County when his motorcade was confronted by fifty members of the Free Taiwan Party and a group of Falun Gong members. Republic of China in-exile police rushed the demonstrators, targeting Aquia, who fell to the ground during the assault. In the melee, a suspected PRC security agent kicked Aquia and grabbed at his neck.
Aquia told the news media that the objective of the protest was to let Chen hear the voice of Taiwanese that Taiwanese do not condone the ambition of China to annex Taiwan. The protesters had signs, proclaiming “Taiwan Independence” and “One Taiwan, One China, Two Countries on Opposite Sides of the Strait”. They also shouted “Chen Deh-min, go back to China!” [FULL STORY]