Exhibition commemorates 70th anniversary of 228 Incident

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-02-18

A new art exhibition has opened at Tainan’s Wuyuan Cultural Center to mark 70th

A memorial to victims of the 228 Incident installed in a new commemorative art exhibit in Tainan. (CNA)

anniversary of the 228 Incident.

The incident was a bloody crackdown against an anti-government uprising that took place on February 28, 1947. It’s impossible to tell how many people died as a result of the mobilization, but academics put the figure at somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000 people.

The 228 Incident ushered in a decades-long period that became known as the White Terror. Some estimate that more than 140,000 people were caught up in the White Terror. It is thought that as many as 3,000 or 4,000 people were executed and many others were imprisoned.

The paintings and sculptures in the exhibition are designed to conjure up the period and to remind visitors to guard against another 228 Incident.    [FULL  STORY]

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