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Protest greets Zhang at airport

WARM WELCOME:Twin rallies for and against the TAO head’s visit greeted him as he arrived, with activists saying Taiwanese must decide their future

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Prior to Zhang’s arrival, a crowd supporting his visit that consisted mostly of Chinese nationals living in Taiwan and pro-unification activists, including former gang leader Chang An-le (張安樂), clashed with a group of pro-independence demonstrators in the airport lobby.

Although the two crowds were separated by police, a man from the pro-unification crowd moved over to the rival side and pulled down a banner held by the pro-independence activists, sparking a brief clash that was quelled by the police.

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