Taipei Universiade: Smoke-bomb suspect a veteran: police

ANTI-PENSION REFORM:Chen Chin-tien was still being questioned at press time for allegedly throwing a smoke bomb and disrupting the Universiade’s opening

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 24, 2017
By: Lo Ching-ho and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, staff writer, with CNA

Taipei police yesterday identified Chen Chin-tien (陳進添), an anti-pension reform

Chen Chin-tien, right, who allegedly threw a smoke bomb outside the venue of the Taipei Summer Universiade’s opening ceremony, is escorted to the Taipei City Police Department’s Songshan Precinct for questioning yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

activist and military veteran, as the suspect who threw a smoke bomb that disrupted the Taipei Summer Universiade’s opening ceremony on Saturday.

Protesters had prevented the athletes from entering the Taipei Municipal Stadium, the venue for the opening ceremony.

Several officers were injured in clashes with the demonstrators.

Taipei Police Department Deputy Commissioner Lin Shun-chia (林順家) said that a joint task force of the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Taipei Police Department are investigating the incident.

A review of footage from security cameras and mobile devices led to the identification of Chen, Lin said.    [FULL  STORY]

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