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17 Oct 2018 | 08:14 AM UTC

Taiwan: Pro-independence rally in Taipei October 20

Taiwan News Alert

Pro-independence activists to hold rally on October 20 in Taipei; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taipei

Event

Taiwanese pro-independence activists, under the Formosa Alliance umbrella, are calling for a protest to take place on Saturday, October 20, in Taipei. The activists intend to call for a public vote on Taiwan’s formal independence from China. Organizers expect the rally to be well attended, which will likely cause severe traffic disruptions. An increased security force presence can be expected on the day.

Context

The Formosa Alliance was created in April 2018 and advocates for a referendum on Taiwan’s independence from China. Cross-Strait relationships provoke regular protests in Taipei.

Advice

Individuals in Taipei are advised to avoid all gatherings as a precaution, even if these generally pass off peacefully, be prepared for transport disruptions and increased traffic congestion in downtown Taipei, and follow any instructions issued by the authorities. 

 

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