We have seen large numbers of riot police, brutality and barbed wire and water cannons before. Used to be a regular sight not too long ago.
Its the same old tussle. DPP vs KMT. Taiwan independence vs China.
Southern Taiwan vs Northern Taiwan (again DPP vs KMT)
The police tactic is again to let the protestors run amok and cause trouble. The KMT does this time and again to show people that the DPP brings trouble. Gangsters are always employed for this purpose and heaven knows Taiwan is 10pct made up of gangsters and hooligans who just LOVE a chance to riot and get back at the police.
Whats the protestors position? Dont talk with China or what?
I think though that Ma shouldve insisted that he be addressed as Mister President and that the Chinese envoys be warned that OF COURSE the country will be full of ROC flags, what did you expect?
I can understand the ROC flag is not allowed to fly in China , but we aint in China buddy.
Is this what the protests are all about? Is it because the people havent been told and dont agree with talks?
Is expanding flights between Taiwan and China not what the people of Taiwan want? SAme for expanded trade?
Dont people remember there are over a million Taiwanese in China who could suffer persecution if China decides on that? And they wont even be able to return to Taiwan either.
Violence is wrong. But TAiwan must respect itself in its dealings with China.
Or is this part of a grand scheme hatched by Lien when he went to visit that trouble will be brewed in Taiwan that finally will result in Chinese forces being allowed over to TAKE CONTROL???
Whats really going on here. Whats the power play?