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`Reds' set to head back to Ketagalan

THE SHOW GOES ON Anti-Chen protesters will move back to their original site at midnight, after police warned them not to march back from the train station any earlier

By Mo Yan-chih  /  STAFF REPORTER

name change proposal

Meanwhile, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Yang Shih-chiu (楊實秋) yesterday proposed changing the name of Ketagalan Boulevard to "Liyilian [禮義廉, or `propriety, justice, integrity'] Boulevard."

"Then people will know that the person who works at the Presidential Office at the end of the boulevard has no sense of chi [, shame]," Yang said yesterday at the city council.

Li, yi, lian and chi are four moral principles valued in traditional Chinese culture.

In response, Ma said the city government might consider Yang's suggestion if he proposed changing the name to "Liyilianchi Boulevard."

"A lack of chi means you are shameless. And a Shameless Boulevard is not very elegant," he said.

Meanwhile, Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) yesterday called for an end to the demonstrations and urged the ruling and opposition parties to sit down and talk about how to break the political deadlock before Oct. 10.

Lu said that her meeting with Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) on Monday night was actually to prepare for cross-party talks.

Additional reporting by Ko Shu-ling

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