Taipei police stop triggers debate

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 21, 2017
By: Ho Shih-chun, Wu Po-wei and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer

Hakka Affairs Council Minister Lee Yung-te (李永得) has sparked controversy by

Taipei City Police Commander Chiang Tsu-pei speaks at a news conference yesterday in Taipei in response to criticism of the police from Council of Hakka Affairs Minister Lee Yung-te. Photo: CNA

criticizing the Taipei City Police Department for stopping him at random and demanding that he show his national identity card.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Lee said he was stopped earlier in the day by police officers near a convenience store close to the Taipei Bus Station.

Lee wrote that he felt he was unlawfully stopped while he was out shopping and had refused to provide identification.

“This is unbelievable. I was just going to the convenience store to buy stuff and five or six police officers showed up, demanding my papers. When did Taipei become a police state?” he wrote.    [FULL  STORY]

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