‘RESOLUTE, BUT RATIONAL’:The KMT presidential candidate told supporters to demonstrate in a respectful manner after violence erupted during Wednesday’s protest
Date: Oct 11, 2015
By Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Supporters of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung
Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday gathered outside KMT headquarters in Taipei.
Hung addressed the crowd after she returned from Double Ten National Day celebrations held outside the Presidential Office Building, saying that she “will not back down” amid rumors she is to be replaced as the party’s presidential candidate.
More than 200 supporters started to gather in front of KMT headquarters in the morning, donning red and waving the Taiwan national flag.
The congregation was said to be organized by Lin Cheng-chieh (林正杰), the head of Hung’s “out-of-the-party supporters’ club,” who is also a democracy activist-turned pro-unification commentator and former Chinese Unity Promotion Party chairman. [FULL STORY]