Former senior presidential adviser Koo Kwang-ming (
Dubbed "The Walk Against the Wind," the march -- spanning 500km from the southern tip of the nation to its northernmost point -- started on Saturday and is expected to reach Taipei City, its final destination, on Feb. 28.
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Teng said the walk -- which will be entirely done by foot -- was a demonstration of the love Taiwanese have for their country.
Cable TV showed the 82-year-old Koo, a staunch proponent of Taiwanese independence, walking briskly among young supporters.
Koo attributed his motivation to participate in the walk to the zeal he saw in youths.
He said he had joined the walk to show his resolve to protect Taiwan from falling into the wrong hands.
"The people must understand the importance of checks and balances in a democratic system. Taiwanese must become their own leader and decide their own future," he said.
He also urged voters not to vote for Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in the presidential election next month.
Former DPP chairman Yu Shyi-kun also joined the event yesterday, saying he would complete the entire walk.
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