Exhibition remembers pro-democracy movements

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Taipei Times
Date: Feb 20, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

An exhibition commemorating pro-democracy movements in Taiwan following the 228

A visitor places a flower at a memorial to the 228 Incident at an exhibition commemorating democracy movements in the wake of the 228 Incident and the 30th anniversary of the nation’s first campaign to achieve transitional justice that opened yesterday at the National 228 Memorial Museum in Taipei. Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

Incident opened in the National 228 Memorial Museum yesterday, with campaigners calling for holding those responsible for the massacre to account and disclosing documents related to the Incident to achieve transitional justice.

The exhibition also commemorates the 30th anniversary of the nation’s first campaign to achieve transitional justice, launched in 1987 by late democracy pioneer Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕) asking the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government to apologize for the massacre and pay compensation to victims, as well as reveal the facts about the Incident and make Feb. 28 a national holiday to commemorate the massacre.

The exhibition features a reconstruction of Deng’s office, a replica of the nation’s first monument dedicated to the Incident, banners and props used by pro-democracy activists, books banned by the former KMT regime, and poems and art inspired by the Incident.    [FULL  STORY]

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