Protesters disclose ‘guerrilla’ tactics

‘INSIDE INFORMATION’:Taiwan Policemen Association official Chen Chih-chieh said that police preparations can reveal whether the president would be in a motorcade

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 09, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

High supporter numbers, leaks in the police department and assistance from former police officers

Security personnel guide President Tsai Ing-wen, second left, as she arrives at National Defense University amid protests in Taipei on Friday last week. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

are enabling protesters to run effective “guerrilla” campaigns, despite increased security around President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), pension reform opponents said yesterday, adding that “mobile human wall” tactics to keep them away from Tsai’s motorcade would not work.

Protesters have promised to “shadow” Tsai following the passage of pension reforms last month and have had some success in breaking through an increased police presence around the president, including briefly halting her motorcade outside National Defense University in Taipei’s Beitou District (北投) on Thursday last week.

“There are only two roads in and out of the university, so where could she go? The police cannot change the roads,” said Keng Chi-wen (耿繼文), a former director of the National Police Agency’s Internal Affairs Office, who has been one of the most prominent former police officers participating in protests.

Protesters stood along both sides of Zhongyang N Road, moving in front of Tsai’s motorcade as it approached the university entrance before being pushed aside by police.    [FULL  STORY]

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