DPP legislator urges bill to deter ‘foreign aggression’

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 05, 2017
By: Tseng Wei-chen and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

A draft bill aimed at reducing unlawful aggression by local organizations with known ties

Chang Wei, the alleged leader of a group of pro-unification protesters, falls to the ground while scuffling with Aviation Police Bureau officials at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Jan. 7. Photo provided by a reader

to China would treat certain public disturbances as “foreign aggression,” Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ding-yu (王定宇) said.

Wang’s remarks come following the alleged attempted assault of Hong Kong democracy advocate Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) in January by a group said to be led by Chang Wei (張瑋), the son of China Unification Promotion Party founder and former gang leader Chang An-le (張安樂).

Prosecutors on Friday indicted members of the group on charges of interfering with public functions.

Since the DPP took office in May last year, Chinese-influenced forces have repeatedly caused disturbances in Taiwan under the guise of legitimate demonstrations, Wang said.

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