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Prosecutors file charges against 119 Sunflowers

POLICE INJUSTICE:Several Sunflower movement activists indicted yesterday questioned the lack of action against police for alleged acts of violence during the March occupation

By Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

However, she also asked if police officers who cleared the protesters should face charges for their actions, and accused President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration of being lenient on police brutality.

Meanwhile, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) acknowledged the protesters’ actions, which he said were carried out in the name of the nation’s democracy and should not be considered criminal.

The DPP called for the judiciary to regard the incident from a historical perspective and refrain from damaging democracy.

Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said the Executive Yuan hoped that those charged would be treated with “a tolerant attitude,” but said the charges should not be dropped.

Additional reporting by Hua Mang-ching, Chen Hui-ping, Lii Wen, Alison Hsiao and CNA

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