Date: Jul 24, 2017
By: Yang Chun-hui and Chiu Yen-ling / Staff Reporters
A Taiwanese student from a Chinese university yesterday apologized for throwing water balloons at the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday last week, when the lawmakers were reviewing the special budget plan for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.
The student, surnamed Han (韓), is working as a summer intern at the Chinese-language daily China Times.
On the day of the incident, he was found to have joined Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators in throwing water balloons at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers, without wearing any press credentials.
“Everyone’s spirit was so high at the time that I, on the spur of the moment, decided to throw water balloons like everyone else. I could not help myself,” Han said.
Han said that he later realized that his behavior was inappropriate as a student and apologized for causing trouble. [FULL STORY]