Group claims responsibility for beheading of Chiang Kai-shek statue

Little-known Taiwan Independence group shows pictures of two masked people

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group calling itself the “Taiwan Nation Engineering Team” (台

(By Central News Agency)

灣國工程隊) claimed responsibility Saturday for the beheading of a statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek near a famous flower clock at Taipei City’s Yangmingshan (陽明山) National Park.

Passersby had found the statue in the morning daubed with red paint and its pedestal covered in Chinese-language graffiti naming the former president as the man responsible for the 228 Incident, the 1947 uprising which was put down at the cost of an estimated 28,000 lives.

Police said the head was missing, but a small saw had been found nearby, while footage from surveillance cameras in the area was being watched to find a suspect. The only cameras in the neighborhood had been posted at intersections, reports said.

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