Taipei Universiade: Independence advocate to sue for smoke bomb claim

Tipei Times
Date: Aug 21, 2017
By: Kuo An-chia / Staff reporter

Taiwanese independence advocate Chen Yi-ting (陳儀庭) yesterday vowed to sue National Civil Servant Association president Harry Lee (李來希) after Lee accused him of throwing a smoke bomb outside the Taipei Municipal Stadium on Saturday.

The Summer Universiade opening ceremony took place at the stadium on Saturday evening. Hundreds of pension reform opponents barricaded the stadium’s entrance where someone threw a smoke bomb at about 7pm.

Lee yesterday cited a report by the Chinese-language Apple Daily saying that Chen, who is a member of pro-independence groups the Republic of Taiwan and New National Front, was the perpetrator.

Having participated in the Sunflower movement in 2014, Chen, 33, was last year sentenced to 20 days in prison for burning the national flag.    [FULL  STORY]

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