Taiwan groups to march in support of Hong Kong protesters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/09/12
By: Emerson Lim

Co-founder of the Taiwan Citizen Front Chiang Min-yen (front)

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) More than 100 civil and student groups will stage simultaneous demonstrations on Sept. 29 in three major cities in Taiwan, in support of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, the organizers said Thursday.

In Taipei, the demonstrators will march from the Legislative Yuan to the Ximending shopping district and back, going past Taipei Main Station, Chiang Min-yen (江旻諺), co-founder of the Taiwan Citizen Front and one of the organizers, said at a press conference.

Similar marches will be held simultaneously in Taichung and Kaohsiung under the theme "Taiwan-Hong Kong demonstrations: Support Hong Kong; oppose totalitarianism," he said.

The demonstrations are being organized to show support for the people of Hong Kong who have been staging mass protests over the past 10 weeks, calling for greater democracy and an inquiry into alleged police brutality, among other demands, according to Chiang.    [FULL  STORY]

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