- Posted March 26, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature
Taiwan Policemen Power Abuse
Youtube link to the film: http://youtu.be/b5uXmAByc9g
Legislator Kuan, Bea-Liang (Democracy Progress Party) disclosed the content of a three-minute video tape, revealing a violent eviction of some protesting college students by the Special Police Force on Sunday evening. Those students were protesting peacefully sitting on the floor in the lobby of the Executive Branch. Mrs. Kuan criticized the involvement of the Special Police force was illegal and an abuse of police power because that action clearly violated the regulations of the deployment of the Special Police force. She asked the Premier Jiang Yu-huah to apologize for his orders and to step down.
In her questioning of the Director-General of the National Police Agency Wang, Cho-Chiun, she challenged Wang why the policemen wouldn’t adopt a less forceful form of escorting the un-armed students out of the lobby given the fact that they outnumbered the students easily. After a series of questions, Wang finally admitted that he gave the order to “evacuate the lobby with all might”.
Another disturbing aspect shown in her firm was that the policemen forcefully drove the reporters away from the to-be crime scene and blocked their recordings and witnessing of the crime before the brutal beating in the eviction took place. Her video showed that the policemen used chairs in offices to block the side entrances of the lobby so there were no other exit but the front entrance, while the students were sitting and chanting in the lobby. They then cleared out the news reporters and the media, leaving behind a few dozens of students trapped in the lobby by a wall of policemen, who were chanting “Media Stay! Media Stay!” The Special Police Force from the First Headquarter then came in with heavy metal equipment to perform the beating. No footage of the actual abuse could be recorded. After been severely beaten, males and females alike, those students were tossed out of the lobby. Some students landed with their heads, some with their shoulders, causing further medical injuries in those students. (News source: Taiwan People News)