Date: Sep 13, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The former chief of Taipei’s Zhongzheng First Police Precinct, Fang Yang-ning (方仰寧),
has been appointed head of the Pingtung County Police Bureau in the latest personnel transfer of law-enforcement officials.
Fang was the police officer in charge of events during last year’s Sunflower movement.
He received condemnation for ordering police to forcibly remove protesters occupying the Executive Yuan’s main chamber on March 23 and March 24, during which large numbers of people were beaten by riot police and sustained injuries.
Fang was also a central figure during a post-legislature occupation event on April 11 last year, when hundreds of student protesters and their supporters assembled outside the Zhongzheng First Police Precinct to demonstrate against Fang after he announced a denial of all further requests by civic groups for rallies or sit-in protests in areas surrounging the legislature. [FULL STORY]