By: Wang Cheng-chung and William Yen
Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) Over 60 civic groups will march in Taipei on Sunday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 228 Incident, the brutal crackdown of an anti-government uprising in 1947, according to the organizers Wednesday.
The civic groups, including the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and Nylon Cheng Liberty Foundation (NCLF), called for the public to join them that day in reflecting on the impact the incident has had on Taiwan’s society as they walk from Tianma Tea House in Taipei’s Datong District to the Executive Yuan, the organizers said.
The route goes past sites connected to the 228 Incident, including Tianma Tea House, the former Monopoly Bureau’s Taipei branch building (which now houses Chang Hwa Bank’s Taipei branch), and the former Taipei Broadcasting Station (now Taipei 228 Memorial Museum), before arriving at the Office of the Chief Executive of Taiwan Province (now the Executive Yuan building) in Zhongzheng District, the organizers pointed out. [FULL STORY]