THREE PROCESSIONS:The rally was divided into three parts, with Ma Ying-jeou, Eric Chu and Jennifer Wang leading the way, while US pork imports were a focus
Date: Jan 10, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Tens of thousands of supporters of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)
yesterday took to Taipei’s streets to drum up support for KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and legislative candidates in a march calling for the stability of Taiwan.
Waving the Republic of China (ROC) national flags and Chu’s “One Taiwan” campaign flags, party supporters joined several KMT heavyweights in a rally that included three processions setting out between 2pm and 2:30pm.
The march organizer said that about 200,000 people attended the rally, but the Taipei City Police Department estimated the number of participants at 67,000.
The first procession, dubbed “the power of hope,” was led by Chu, his running mate, Jennifer Wang (王如玄), and President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九). It started from the front gate of National Taiwan University. [FULL STORY]