Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was assaulted by an independent Kaohsiung city council candidate yesterday while campaigning for his party's mayoral candidate in the city.
During a campaign event for KMT Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Huang Chun-ying (
Immediately after the incident, Ma was escorted away by bodyguards.
He said it was a minor attack and that he would not consider hiring additional bodyguards.
"It was simply a campaign tactic," Ma said while campaigning for the party's Taipei city councilor candidate in Nankang.
Chang later yesterday held a press conference where she accused Ma of "conniving with his bodyguards to commit physical abuse," claiming this had resulted in her suffering multiple bruising.