Democracy movement exhibition launched

UNFORGIVENChiang Kai-shek’s descendants, some of whom are politicians, have never apologized over the 228 Incident, a 228 Peace Day Association leader said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 12, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

An exhibition on the 228 Redress Movement that was led by late democracy pioneer

Yeh Chu-lan, widow of democracy activist Deng Nan-jung, yesterday speaks at an exhibition on the 228 Redress Movement in Taipei organized by the Deng Liberty Foundation. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕) was launched in Taipei yesterday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and 30th anniversary of the movement’s inception.

The 228 Incident refers to an uprising in 1947 against the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime and the resulting brutal crackdown that left tens of thousands dead and led to nearly four decades of martial law.

Deng was imprisoned in 1986 without trial after then-Taipei city councilor Chang Te-ming (張德銘) accused him of swaying voters ahead of local elections by publishing articles in Deng’s Freedom Era Weekly magazine.    [FULL  STORY]

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