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DPP holds mass rally to drum up support

Members of the DPP’s “Walk Against the Wind, Love Taiwan” movement greet guests during a gathering held on Feb. 28 at the Chung Shan Football Stadium.

Members of the DPP’s “Walk Against the Wind, Love Taiwan” movement greet guests during a gathering held on Feb. 28 at the Chung Shan Football Stadium.

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party sought Thursday to drum up support for its presidential ticket at an evening rally in Taipei that was opened by members of a walking group and families of the victims of the 228 Incident.
At the rally, kicked off by a "democracy torch," heads of the walking group -- which had just concluded a 22-day, 500-km walk from the country's southernmost tip to the north -- and the victims' families called for support for DPP presidential candidate Frank Hsieh and his running mate, Su Tseng-chang.
The group, mainly consisting of young DPP supporters, launched the walk in early February to help raise the profile of the DPP ticket prior to the March 22 election.
Thursday was also a national holiday in memory of the 228 Incident of 1947 in which thousands of Taiwan's elite were killed following an uprising against the then-ruling Kuomintang regime.
The rally came after Hsieh and Su met with the walkers at the DPP election campaign headquarters before leading them, along with tens of thousands of supporters, to Chungshan Soccer Stadium in the city for the evening rally.


Updated : 2021-07-24 20:28 GMT+08:00