Taiwanese keep up Chen pressure – BBC News
From BBC News:
Demonstrators have gathered in Taiwan’s capital for a second day to demand the resignation of President Chen Shui-bian (Èô≥Ê∞¥ÊâÅ) over corruption allegations. Rain fell throughout the day, dashing protesters’ hopes that thousands would turn up again – 90,000 took to the city streets on Saturday.
“Ah-Bian, step down!”, they shouted making the thumbs-down sign and wearing their red outfits signifying anger. [Full Text]
When Shih Ming-teh (ÊñΩÊòéÂæ∑) – a veteran political activist – announced the launch of a campaign to unseat Taiwan’s President, Chen Shui-bian, the result was unprecedented.
Within six working days, more than a million people signed up to support him, donating a symbolic NT$100, a little more than US$3, each.
Mr Shih spent more than 25 years in jail when Taiwan was under martial law, and was also a former chairman of Mr Chen’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), when it was in opposition. His place in the island’s history and his personal reputation were factors in the huge public response.