Taiwanese police have arrested 13 for attacks on pro-democracy leaders, while HK cops have only arrested 2
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei (Taiwan News) Among the 13 people arrested on suspicion of attacking Hong Kong pro-
democracy activist Joshua Wong and lawmaker Nathan Law while they attended a political forum in Taiwan, includes a member of Taiwan’s notorious Four Seas Gang.
When Wong, Law, and other representatives from Hong Kong arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Saturday morning on their way to a seminar hosted by the New Power Party, several men in black outfits with black masks broke through the police cordon, ran toward them, shook their fists and shouted: “Get the hell out Hong Kong independence supporters!” However, police managed to shield the Hong Kong men from bodily harm.
Apple Daily reports that police identified one of the suspects as the 28-year-old Chen Tzu-chun (陳子俊), a known member of the infamous Four Seas Gang (四海幫), a Taiwanese Triad, and a head of one of the local chapters. As Chen was spotted leaving a massage parlor, he was arrested on multiple charges for crimes he was suspected of committing previously and is now under investigation for having taken part at the attempted attack at the airport. [FULL STORY]