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118 Sunflower Movement participants indicted

2015/02/10 14:49:52

Front row, from left: Huang Kuo-chang, Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting in the Legislature March 29, 2014.

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Prosecutors on Tuesday brought charges against 118 people for their roles in last year's student-led Sunflower Movement that occupied the Legislature for weeks to oppose the trade-in-services pact with China.

Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) and Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌), three of the lead figures of the demonstration, were among the 22 indicted for breaking into the Legislative Yuan on March 18, which led to the 24-day-long occupation by hundreds of protesters.

Wei Yang (魏揚), who led another group of protesters in an off-shoot siege of the Executive Yuan building up the road on March 23, was one of the 93 indicted over that incident.

Charges were also brought against Hung Chung-yen (洪崇晏), who on April 11 took to the web to mobilize a huge crowd to surround the Zhongzheng First Police Precinct near the Legislature, the precinct responsible for maintaining order during the protests, as well as against three others.

The charges against the 118 include instigating others to commit a crime, trespassing, obstruction of official business and violating the Assembly and Parade Act.

Some of the suspects have been implicated in more than one incident.

(By Page Tsai, Huang Yi-han and Y.F. Low)
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