[quote=“wolf_reinhold”]I can’t imagine a DPP supporter trying to disrupt this rally.
This smacks of a set-up to me. I can see the KMT salting their own rallies with their own rabble-rousers and then blaming it on the DPP.
Let’s see what happens.[/quote]
Kick ass point, Wolf. While I don’t expect any disruptions, the KMT is certainly not above it.
I met someone who claimed to have been once paid by the KMT to join DPP rallies in the early 90s and throw stones, etc. He said the time he went, five of them got paid to throw stones from different places in the crowd. Of course the stone-throwing led to immediate crowd dispersal, and the KMT-controlled media was able to paint the DPP as evil rioters.
Just the other night a TV show host who insisted that no one in his live audience wave flags got upset when someone marched through the crowd with a DPP flag. The audience reaction was telling: “He’s not one of us! He’s paid by the KMT!” I doubt people in the audience knew for sure, but they do know KMT tactics…
I find it interesting that this is a march. The KMT knows it can’t recreate the effect of 228 hand-holding, and most likely won’t get a fraction of the same numbers. But the KMT desperately needs to save face and get some fodder for TV commercials to counter the DPP images of “That day…” ads. I can already imagine the commercials - panning across marching heads, showing different streets (at different times with the same people but who cares). Just look at how many other ads were “rushed to press” - like that silly Mayor Ma jogging ad where you could see there was no one running alongside the small KMT group.
And like you, Wolf, I too question the legality of all the massive transportation restrictions that is making all this possible.
The irony of this is astounding. The KMT despises the people, but today they need warm bodies. They may even get them. All this so they can ignore the people if they manage to get into power. Admittedly a change from putting cold bodies in shallow graves a la 228, but I’m not altogether sure this is progress…