Taipei Universiade: Ko lashes out at netizen over ‘bastards’ remark

FORGONE:Ko Wen-je thinks that opponents of pension reform have forfeited their legitimacy and disgraced the nation, Taipei City Government spokesman Liu Yi-ting said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 22, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday maintained that the opponents of

A screenshot of a Facebook message shows an exchange between Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and a member of the public critical of the mayor’s handling of the Summer Universiade yesterday. Photo: Screengrab from Facebook

pension reform who disrupted the Summer Universiade opening ceremony were “bastards” as he replied to a comment on Facebook.

Ko first made the remark on Sunday during a news conference after the protesters blocked foreign athletes entering the Taipei Municipal Stadium, where the ceremony was held on Saturday evening.

Ko also on Sunday posted on Facebook an aerial photograph of fireworks lighting up the sky above the stadium during the ceremony, thanking Universiade staff, volunteers, police officers and Taiwanese athletes for helping the ceremony continue smoothly, despite the incident.    [FULL  STORY]

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