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Ceremonies held to commemorate 228 Incident victims (2014/02/28)
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    Ceremonies held to commemorate 228 Incident victims (2014/02/28)

    Today was the 67th anniversary of the 228 Incident. On this day in 1947, KMT troops cracked down on protests of the party’s heavy-handed rule over Taiwan. In the following month, they proceeded to kill and arrest thousands of people to quell dissent. President Ma Ying-jeou appeared at ceremonies in Hualien and Taipei to remember the victims of the historical tragedy, while opposition party members marched in the capital.

    Sixty-seven years ago a dispute over smuggled cigarettes sparked widespread anti-government protests. The Taiwan Nation Alliance chose to hold its memorial for the 228 Incident at the place where this dispute occurred, the location of the old Tianma teahouse at Taipei’s Nanjing West Road. In attendance were DPP figures.

    Su Tseng-chang
    DPP Chairman
    We will uphold the principles of freedom and democracy. Only then can we prevent another event like the 228 Incident from occurring. Only then can we be worthy of the martyrs who came before us, their families and future generations.

    Participants began a march toward the 228 Memorial Park at 2:28 in the afternoon. They left flowers and listened to words from former DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen.

    Tsai Ing-wen
    Former DPP Chairwoman
    We must uncover the truth. Only then can we know the historic mistakes we made so we don’t repeat these same mistakes.

    President Ma attended a central government memorial event in Hualien in the morning then went to another in the afternoon held by the Taipei City government. Outside the event protesters demonstrated against the KMT administration. Inside, Ma claimed nothing would be off limits in efforts to learn the full truth of what occurred.
    中文 Chinese  
    綠追思228

    追思二二八,獨派團體選在二二八事件引爆的地點舉辦活動,下午則遊行到二二八紀念碑獻花,至於中樞的紀念儀式,則在花蓮舉行。

    67年前,因為政府查緝私菸所引發大規模民眾反抗政府事件,台灣國家聯盟選在事件引爆的南京西路天馬茶房舊址,舉辦追思活動,民進黨多位大頭出席。

    [[民進黨主席 蘇貞昌]]
    “堅持自由民主,這樣才不會再發生二二八這種事件,這樣我們才對得起之前犧牲枉死的人,才對得起家屬,才對得起後代的子子孫孫”

    選在兩點二十八分遊行出發到228紀念公園,在紀念碑前獻花,前民進黨主席蔡英文這才現身。

    [[前民進黨主席 蔡英文]]
    “我們要釐清真相,我們才知道,我們在歷史上犯了什麼樣的錯誤,我們將來才不會去有同樣的錯誤”

    至於中樞紀念儀式,首度移師到花蓮舉行,總統馬英九早上出席中樞紀念儀式後,下午照例參加北市政府主辦的紀念活動,雖然場外有本土社團抗議,不過馬總統不受影響,更當場宣示,政府追查228事件的真相,沒有任何忌諱跟禁區。
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