By: Chen Chih-Chung, Liu Chien-pang, Matt Yu and Chung Yu-chen
Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) National Chengchi University (NCCU) has decided to press charges after the leg of an equestrian statue of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) on campus was cut off early Friday, allegedly by university students unhappy with what they called “authoritarian symbols” on campuses.
NCCU Secretary-General Her Lai-jier (何賴傑) said that the school has decided to press charges and seek compensation against the individual or individuals who carried out the action.
Her said that while freedom of speech is guaranteed in the Constitution, the school does not support advocating such freedom through violence or illegal means.
According to the police, the statue was also splashed with red paint and had a banner tied to it that said “do not forget the 228 Incident.” [FULL STORY]