March held to mark 40th anniversary of Kaohsiung Incident

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/07
By: Wang Shu-fen, Chen Chi-feng and Ko Lin

Kaohsiung, Dec. 7 (CNA) Several civic groups held a march Saturday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), several lawmakers, and human rights activists from Taiwan and abroad participating.

At the event, organized by the Defend Democracy Safeguard Taiwan Alliance, Taiwan Society and other civic groups, the participants marched around the Formosa Boulevard Station of the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system.

President Tsai joined the march briefly before heading to another event, while lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the New Power Party also took part.

Other notable participants included representatives from the United Kingdom-based Amnesty International, human rights activists Klaus H. Walter of Germany, and Masahiro Watarida and Takayuki Munakata of Japan.    [FULL  STORY]

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