Taipei Universiade: Taiwan independence advocates challenge Games ban

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 31, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff Reporter

Dozens of Taiwan independence advocates yesterday successfully challenged a ban

Taiwan Nation Alliance founder Peter Wang takes off his shirt yesterday to display an alliance flag painted on his chest at the Taipei Summer Universiade closing ceremony at the Taipei Municipal Stadium. Photo: CNA

against symbolic independence flags at the Taipei Summer Universiade closing ceremony, while pension reform opponents dropped their protest plans after a public outcry.

Shouting “One China, One Taiwan” and “Taiwan is not Chinese Taipei,” members of the Taiwan Radical Wings Party, Free Taiwan Party and other groups held up their closing ceremony tickets as they worked their way slowly through a long corridor of police officers while waving green independence flags.

They were repeatedly stopped, but were eventually allowed through the security checkpoint outside the Taipei Municipal Stadium on the condition that each person carry only one flag.    [FULL  STORY]

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