The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday urged the anti-President Chen Shui-bian (
The campaign, initiated by former DPP chairman Shih Ming-teh (
The DPP urged the organizers to prove their integrity by publishing the campaign's financial records, since the anti-Chen camp claims it is battling corruption.
"The campaign promised that its financial situation would be transparent, but it has not kept its promise. It should examine itself before asking other people not to be corrupt," said Meng Yi-chao (
Presenting an account book as a gift to mark the campaign's one-month anniversary, Meng asked for a full explanation of how much the campaign has spent on its demonstrations, its advertisements, buses and other resources.
Lu Tai-nien (
"We will publish our financial records as soon as the president steps down, and donate whatever money is left to charities," he said.
Meanwhile, Shih defended the campaign's decision to retreat from Zhongxiao W Road on Tuesday night after some supporters' complained that the anti-Chen campaign had not insisted on occupying the road overnight.
"People who don't agree with our decision can leave [the campaign]," he said.
The campaign had staged an illegal protest on Tuesday afternoon on Zhongxiao W Road and claimed at the time that it would continue to occupy the road. After negotiation with police, anti-Chen camp organizers later urged their followers to clear a part of the road so that vehicles could pass.
"We are sorry that some protesters might not be satisfied with our decision, but the `siege' ended successfully and scared A-bian [Chen's nickname]," said Luo Shu-lei (