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Kaohsiung, Tainan will not send any more police officers to Taipei

TAIPEI--The heads of Kaohsiung and Tainan special municipalities, both of which are governed by the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said yesterday that they are unwilling to offer further backup police manpower to control riots happening in northern Taiwan.

After a riot the previous night at the Executive Yuan, Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said that no violence should be used against the students expressing their opinions about important national issues.

The head of the Kaohsiung City Information Bureau, Ting Yun-kung, said that the city government respects the protesters' appeals and is against Kaohsiung police donning riot gear.

One hundred and twenty officers sent from Kaohsiung and Tainan to Taipei were recalled the previous week.

The Kaohsiung city government said March 21 that they had negotiated with the National Police Agency to reduce the number of mobilized officers due to local security needs, and would bring back any further deployed officers immediately if riot-control instructions were issued.

Lai said Tainan would not send any backup police, saying that the National Police Agency already has enough officers to mobilize.

March 25, 2014    kingsolomon@
Let the rule of the mob continue, we endorse it and we approve of it, why should we send the police to stop it? That is the unspoken statement of this party. Actions speak louder than words, it can't be more blunt than this. Don’t expect us to help you maintain peace and order. Taipei can go to hell because they voted for the KMT.
March 26, 2014    ludahai_twn@
kingsolomon@ wrote:
Let the rule of the mob continue, we endorse it and we approve of it, why should we send the police to stop it? That is the unspoken statement of this party. Actions speak louder than words, it can't be more blunt than this. Don’t expect us to help you maintain peace and order. Taipei can go to hell because they voted for the KMT.
No, it is in opposition to police brutality. I saw a train of police buses on Freeway One going through Changhua at about 3:20 AM on Sunday and knew something was going to happen. Glad to see Kaohsiung and Tainan pull the plug on police brutality.
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