Honking horns and yelling out "Everyone shout `bye-bye'" to President Chen Shui-bian ((
The KMT's "567 Alliance," a group which represents the party's younger elements, yesterday gathered in front of the Presidential Office with dozens of cars. They honked horns and held protest signs to demand that the president "resign from his post with a sense of shame" and asking the government to establish an independent commission to fight corruption.
"A string of recent scandals involving the first family and their in-laws has triggered a disturbance in the society. President Chen should hold himself to higher ethical standards and resign from his post," alliance chief Chang Shi-gang (
KMT Legislator Yao Chiang-lin (
"The corrupt government and corrupt Chen Shui-bian, we want you to step down right away!" he said at the protest.
While the alliance demanded Chen's immediate resignation, it did not support a recall motion.
"A recall proposal is likely to cause political clashes between the governing and opposition parties. It would be better for the president to step down voluntarily," Chang said.
The demonstrators, who hadn't applied to hold the event, ended the protest after a clash with police.
They honked their horns when the police held up a warning sign and asked them to leave, but dispersed before the police held up the sign for a third time.