• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE WORLD UNITED FORMOSANS FOR INDEPENDENCE ORGANISATION PICKETED OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE VICE PREMIER OF THE TAIWAN GOVERNMENT.

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    MEMBERS OF THE WORLD UNITED FORMOSANS FOR INDEPENDENCE ORGANISATION PICKETED OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE VICE PREMIER OF THE TAIWAN GOVERNMENT. THE DEMONSTRATORS SAID THAT THERE WERE 14 MILLION INHABITANTS ON TAIWAN...12 MILLION OF THEM NATIVES AND THE REST CHINESE WHO FLED WITH CHIANG KAI-SHEK. THE GROUP WANTS RECOGNITION FOR THE TAIWANESE.

    THE VISIT BY MR CHIANG CHINK-KUO ALSO SPARKED OFF A DEMONSTRATION BY A GROUP OF AMERICANS WHO WERE PROTESTING OVER THE IMPORTING OF FOREIGN MADE SHOES. THEY WERE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH THOSE MADE IN ASIA GENERALLY, NOT ONLY THOSE FROM TAIWAN.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS SEEKING INDEPENDENCE IN TAIWAN SAID THAT THE CHIANG KAI-SHEK REGIME DID NOT REPRESENT THE PEOPLE LIVING ON THE ISLAND. THE PROTESTORS LABELLED THE GOVERNMENT "TOTALITARIAN."
    ITS EXPECTED THAT THIS WON'T BE THE ONLY DEMONSTRATION MR CHIANG CHING-KUO WILL SEE DURING HIS AMERICAN VISIT. HE'LL BE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THREE MORE DAYS AND HAS A NUMBER OF VISITS PLANNED WHICH WILL OFFER THE PROTESTORS THE CHANCE TO CONFRONT HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YS6YLY2U08Q7HRZMN9Q3YNLR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YS6YLY2U08Q7HRZMN9Q3YNLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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