FAMILIAL DONATION:DPP vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen said that this year he is the piggy bank that his family is donating to the party and Taiwan
Date: Dec 21, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡
英文) and DPP vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) yesterday called on supporters to “bring piggy banks home,” as their campaign office is short NT$70 million (US$2.1 million).
Thousands of supporters gathered outside Tsai’s campaign headquarters in Taipei and repeatedly chanted: “Hello, president” as Tsai walked onto a stage, even though the presidential election is still weeks away.
Waving small flags to show their support for Tsai, many supporters also held up piggy banks filled with coins, which they shook to make a noise.
Before, during and after the rally, people lined up to donate their piggy banks full of coins to campaign staff, which is the trademark of Tsai’s supporters when making donations. [FULL STORY]