Court rules against agency for expulsion over banner

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 14, 2019
By: Wen Yu-te and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The National Security Bureau must pay NT$100,500 to a political advocate who was forcibly removed from the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade for displaying a banner that read “Taiwan,” the Taipei District Court said on Friday.

The incident at the Universiade’s closing ceremony on Aug. 30 that year involved From Ethnos to Nation member Chen Yu-chang (陳俞璋) and six soldiers of the Military Police Command, court documents showed.

Chen told the court that he was trying to display a banner that read “Taiwan” when plainclothes officers emerged and forcibly took the banner from him.

He demanded that the officers explain their actions, but they wrestled him to the ground and arrested him, he said, adding that the incident took place during the live performance of God Bless Taiwan (眾神護台灣) by rock band The Chairman (董事長樂團).    [FULL  STORY]

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