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Lin starts anti-nuclear hunger strike

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE:Lin Yi-xiong began his fast at a church in Taipei, where he was visited by the DPP’s Su Tseng-chang, who cried as he lamented failing to avert the strike

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Given Lin’s age, his health could be at risk just two days into the fast, said National Taiwan University physician Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who is also an independent aspirant in the Taipei mayoral election.

Former DPP chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) also visited Lin, arriving at the church in the afternoon and reiterating on Facebook the party’s determination to stop the construction of the Gongliao plant.

Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) — a supporter of nuclear energy — yesterday said he was saddened by Lin’s protest, urging the Ma administration to “listen to the public” and work on new nuclear technology to erase people’s doubts about the project’s safety.

The Chilin Foundation, founded by Lin, and the Taiwan Rangers have organized events near the church every night starting yesterday as vigils for him. Similar activities are also planned in Taoyuan, Greater Taichung, Chiayi, Greater Tainan and Greater Kaohsiung.

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