BURN, BABY, BURN:TSU Department of Youth Affairs director Chang Chao-lin was arrested over the burning of a funeral-style portrait of the president at a rally in Taipei
Date: Nov 08, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
A series of protests at several locations in Taipei against the meeting between President
Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) began on Friday night and continued yesterday morning until Ma departed for Singapore at 5:30am.
At about 11pm on Friday night, dozens of people holding up banners advocating Taiwanese independence arrived in front of the Presidential Office Building, accusing Ma of being a “9 percent president” trying to “sell off Taiwan.”
“No to the opaque Ma-Xi meeting, no to concessions on Taiwan’s sovereignty,” the protesters chanted until police officers moved in to remove them, at which the chanting turned into angry yelling and shouting.