Radio Taiwan International
Opponents of the government’s pension reform program block athletes from entering the venue of the Universiade opening ceremony in this photo from August 19. (CNA file photo)
The Taipei City Government says police will be on hand at the closing ceremony of the Universiade Games to maintain order.
Taipei is currently hosting the world games for student athletes. The games’ opening ceremony on August 19 was marred by mass protests organized by opponents to the government’s pension reform program. Protesters blocked athletes from entering the venue, disrupting the parade of nations.
City government spokesperson Liu Yi-ting said Saturday that there will be zero tolerance for law-breaking if mass protests happen again during the closing ceremony Wednesday. [FULL STORY]