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TRADE PACT SIEGE: Police should be held to account for violence: DPP

INTERNET DISCORD:Postings allegedly made by a Greater Taichung police officer and a member of the China Unification Promotion Party have been criticized

By Chris Wang, Huang Mei-chu and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Chiu also posted messages after the Executive Yuan was cleared, saying that he was happy and that “my eyes watered after seeing bloody images of [injured] students... I so much want to be a riot policeman.”

Despite criticisms from netizens, Chiu yesterday said he has done nothing wrong, because he is entitled to his own opinion, just as the student protesters have theirs.

Several netizens asked if such opinions reflected the thinking of civil servants, since Chiu used to work for the county government.

Hsinchu County Commissioner Chiu Ching-tun (邱鏡淳) said Chiu Chih-jung had only been a contract employee and that he left after the project he was hired for had ended.

While freedom of speech should be respected and cooler heads should prevail in debate over the service trade pact, Chiu Chih-jung’s rhetoric is out of line, the commissioner said.

However, he was not at liberty to discuss Chiu-Chih-jung’s personal matters, the commissioner added.

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