Date: Jun 13, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taiwanese independence advocates yesterday rallied to support the unveiling of the new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) compound, while proponents of unification with China protested.
Taipei police and back-up units separated the groups on the road outside the compound in the city’s Neihu District (內湖) and secured the area for Taiwanese and US political figures attending the ceremony.
Pro-independence rally organizers estimated that 600 people participated, including people bused in from central and southern Taiwan.
They carried banners and shouted slogans calling for independence and enhanced military cooperation with the US to counter China’s belligerent threats.