Freedom House Press Release
A few weeks ago, Taiwanese police used brutal tactics to prevent visiting Chinese envoy CHen Yunlin from witnessing anti-China protests. They took flags away from people, they forcibly (and violently) closed a record shop, they took down a sign hanging from a hotel room in the hotel where the envoy was staying, they took away cameras and videocameras from people in the protest area, they used water cannons to disperse peaceful protesters, they forcibly removed peaceful student protesters who were protesting the heavy-handed police tactics.
The tactics of the Ma administration has severly weakened the civil rights of Taiwan's people and are reminiscent of tactics used when Chiang Ching-kuo was in power in Taiwan.
There NEEDS to be an independent investigtion of police tactics and those responsible need to be brought to justice.