Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) legislators yesterday asked for the dismissal of National Police Agency (NPA) Director-General Wang Cho-chiun (王卓鈞) to take responsibility for violence by law enforcement officers against demonstrators during the Sunflower movement.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) on Monday led the Cabinet to resign en masse in the wake of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) crushing defeat in the nine-in-one elections on Saturday last week, the results of which were widely seen as a vote of no confidence in the government.
TSU lawmakers said Wang should step down along with the Cabinet, saying that the agency’s head must assume responsibility for “officers who used violent tactics on peaceful demonstrators in recent years.”
“We expect the new Cabinet to make changes and to set out in new directions, therefore we ask for a new appointment to head up the post. Wang must not continue as police chief,” TSU Legislator Lai Chen-chang (賴振昌) said.
The police are supposed to protect the public and preserve social order, but in several Sunflower movement incidents and protests by civic groups, police force was a menace and used to intimidate people, TSU Legislator Yeh Chin-ling (葉津鈴) said.
“Police brutality against demonstrators, as happened under Wang’s direct charge, clearly showed an inept government in crisis by resorting to violence against citizens, putting people’s lives in danger, rather than protecting them,” Yeh said.
UNDER INVESTIGATION: Huang’s body was found just outside the bathroom and showed no signs of a struggle, and no alcohol or drugs were found Singer and actor Alien Huang (黃鴻升) was found dead at his home in Taipei’s Beitou District (北投) yesterday. He was 36. Huang was also known by the nickname Xiao Gui (“little ghost”). His body was found when his father went to check on him after being unable to reach him by telephone, and called emergency services to the house at 11am, the Taipei City Police Department said. Huang’s body, which was discovered just outside the bathroom, showed no signs of a physical struggle, and he appeared to have been dead for some time, police said, adding that no drugs or alcohol were
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