Date: Sep 04, 2017
By: Chen Yu-fu / Staff reporter
Retired soldiers yesterday marked Armed Forces Day with nationwide protests against
the government’s pension reform, as they commemorated soldiers who sacrificed their lives.
In Taipei, protesters congregated in the Taipei Main Station atrium.
Led by retired army general Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷), they came from veterans associations of different military branches and were joined by former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), as well as officers from the KMT’s special Huang Fu-hsing branch, whose members are military veterans or their family members.
The protesters began by singing the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem and some pricked their finger with a needle to dab blood on an ROC flag as a gesture of determination in their fight against pension reform. [FULL STORY]