The News Lens
Date: May 20, 2016
By: Edward White
In scorching heat in central Taipei this morning, thousands of people took part in history as Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first female president, was sworn into office.
Most people watched the proceedings quietly, either sitting in front of the stage or standing watching the big screens, politely clapping at several junctures during Tsai’s speech.
On the major roads nearby the Presidential Office, groups supporting a range of different causes gathered.
Pro-independence and pro-unification supporters were divided by a major intersection and several lines of authorities.