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Youth Activists Threw And Splashed Red Paint At CKS Memorial Hall

Two members of youth activists from the group From Ethnos to Nation (FETN) smeared with red paint on the bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek in the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, reported by Liberty Times.

Police arrested the two and immediately close the memorial hall for maintainance and clean up.

They held red-painted pigmented eggs and poured paint on the bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek, causing many floors of the lobby floor, reliefs and bronze statues to be dyed red. 

The stationed police found that they were prevented from coming forward and personnel in the hall immediately closed the door. The two were found guilty of violating the social order maintenance law and made them pay the penalty. 

After interogation and investigation by the Taipei District Inspection Office, the two were given a non-prosecution action and set free since there is no huge 'damage' done in a historic monument and said that they did not know that CKS Memorial hall is listed as a historical culture monument.

After the incident, the relevant members issued a statement stressing that the red paint represented the blood of the victims of the regime that kept Taiwan under martial law for 38 years from 1949 to 1987. They called the CKS Memorial Hall “a ridiculous sanctuary still at the heart of power of the Republic of China.”


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