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TCA donates NT$2 mil. to National Police Agency

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Amid the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement controversy, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) President Tung Tsu-hsien (童子賢) yesterday visited the National Police Agency to donate NT$2 million collected from companies in the technology industry as a sign of gratitude for the police of Taiwan.

On March 18, activists broke through police lines and stormed the Legislature, seizing control of the Assembly Hall, the room in which plenary sessions are held, in an attempt to prevent lawmakers from voting on the controversial service trade pact. Several days later, activists broke into the Executive Yuan, the highest executive branch of the R.O.C. government, in an attempt to expand their demonstration. Riot police were subsequently called in to evict the activists at the Executive Yuan. According to local reports, over 100 people were injured in the process.

The TCA said that Tung sympathizes with the police who not only work hard but are also under tremendous physical and psychological pressure as a result of being blamed and misunderstood.

The TCA said that NT$2 million was donated on behalf of the technology industry for the self-sacrificing police who serve and protect the people.

Meanwhile, rumors emerged claiming that Hon Hai Precision Industry Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) also visited the NPA to give a donation.

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Taipei Computer Association (TCA) President Tung Tsu-hsien, third right, poses for a photo with TCA members and police representatives in Taipei, yesterday. The TCA donated NT$2 million to the police force in gratitude for their work during the occupation of the Legislative Yuan. (CNA)

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