Taijimen members arrested at Presidential Office: police

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/19
By: Liu Kuang-tin and Ko Lin

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) Four members of the Taijimen Qigong Academy (太極門氣功養生學會) were apprehended by Military Police as they tried to force their way into the Presidential Office, police said on Monday.

According to the Zhongzheng First Precinct of the Taipei City Police Department, a Taijimen member surnamed Hsieh on Sunday applied for a police permit to hold a rally from 9 a.m. on Dec. 18 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 on Ketagalan Boulevard. As a result, an estimated 5,000 Taijimen members demonstrated peacefully in front of the presidential office, chanting “Love Taiwan with your heart.”

At 5:18 p.m.on Monday, about 30 Taijimen members broke away from the larger group at the intersection of Chongqing South Road and Guiyang Road, trying to force their way through the entrance to the presidential compound, police said.    [FULL  STORY]

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