A student who accompanied National Taiwan University student Lee Chien-cheng (李建誠) to Hong Kong last week to observe the Asian farmers' protests against the WTO talks in Hong Kong said yesterday he was certain that Lee did not attack police and was not involved in any violent activity.
Lee, a senior at the university's Department of Political Science, was arrested by Hong Kong police and charged with unlawful assembly.
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Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Ting Shou-chung (
Ting said that Lee Chien-cheng's seemed well and that the student told him he did not attack or assault any police during the demonstrations.
Lee's arrest has stirred up some indignation among Taiwan's students. Dozens of college students have been staging a sit-in in front of the NTU's main gate on Wednesday to protest against the Hong Kong authorities' arrest and detention of Lee.