By: Joseph Yeh
Taipei, May 4 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday made a surprise appearance at a “May the Fourth be With You” event to celebrate international Star Wars Day, where she took a group photo with fans of the movie franchise in front of the Taipei 101 building.
Attendees had been told to expect a surprise guest earlier and Tsai arrived at the event, held on top of the ATT for Fun building in Xinyi District, at about 2 p.m. She also posed for a group photo with fans against the backdrop of Taipei 101, formerly the tallest building in the world.
Holding a lightsaber, the main weapon in the Star Wars universe consisting of a metal hilt and a plasma blade, Tsai and 100-plus fans, dressed up as popular characters from the movies, such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia, shouted the most famous slogan from the franchise, “May the force be with you.”
President Tsai stayed at the gathering for about five minutes before wrapping up her surprise appearance. [FULL STORY]