Should Chiu-Yi have been arrested for his actions on the night of 3.20?
- Yes, issues over election irregularities should be handled properly through the court.
- No, as reports of fraud came into Chiu-Yi on 3.20, his actions were reasonable against a government that had lost its legitimacy.
- It’s a toss up. It was a crazy time.
I just filmed Chiu-Yi getting arrested after he walked out of 2100 talk show.
They handcuffed him while he was still in the elevator on the first floor.
There were lots of deep blue supporters rooting him on, and one got arrested.
Are you guys happy now?
I remember a story of a Dangwai (person outside of the KMT) who ran against a KMT candidate and was allegedly (or most likely) cheated out of the election.
His supporters wanted to break things and charge into the court or whatever other official building, but he decided not to take such actions.
He backed down and drew the ire of a particular activist who supported such actions against a KMT government that had most likely rigged the election.
20 to 30 years later, this same activist laughs at the people who protest against the new ruling party which has allegations against it of doing some of the same things in a presidential election.
While I am not discussing whether it is right or wrong for such actions to take place after reports of fraud in an election come in, I am pointing out that similar circumstances have happened in the past, but some people have very different ideas about it because it was the KMT that was in power.
If it was 20-30 years ago and an election was most likely rigged by the KMT, would you guys support actions similar to the ones by Chiu-Yi?