Date: Apr 26, 2017
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang / Staff reporter, with CNA
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) yesterday said he would not press charges
against opponents of pension reform who allegedly broke two of his ribs, because of a belief in democratic politics.
Cheng said on Facebook that he never thought his injuries would attract so much attention.
“I was only there at the legislature on the day of the protest to try to secure a portion of the budget earmarked for the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program for my city. It is regrettable that the protesters were so agitated … that they tried to push people around and attack them,” Cheng said.
Cheng said he did not seek medical attention until Monday, when an examination found that his injuries were more serious than he imagined, requiring two to six weeks to heal. [FULL STORY]