Gov’t to commemorate Kaohsiung Incident with photo exhibition

The government will hold a photo exhibition on December 10 to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident.

The Kaohsiung Incident, also known as the Formosa Incident, refers to a pro-democracy demonstration that took place in southern city of Kaohsiung on December 10, 1979. The demonstration was held on Human Rights Day, and demonstrators gathered to demand democracy in Taiwan. Taiwan was a one-party state back then, and the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) arrested protesters. Several of those arrested went on to become leading figures in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The Formosa Incident is considered an important event in Taiwan's move towards democracy.

On Wednesday, President Tsai Ing-wen, who also serves as DPP chairperson, said that the DPP should remember the bravery and sacrifice of its past leaders and carry forward the torch of freedom and democracy.

Source: Radio Taiwan International