Credit Card Wizard Takes on Police Chief for Police Violence During Chinese Representative November Visit
23 December 2008 0900: Press conference in front of the Taipei District Court
Bo Ai Rd. No 131 Taipei
My name is Yang Hui-Ju楊蕙如. To all of you that receive this hope that you can do me a favor.
When China’s representative Chen Yun-Lin visited Taiwan many people experienced outrageous treatment by Taiwanese police when they were protesting. One of the most well-known cases was that Beitou District Police Bureau Precinct Director, Lee Han-Ching (李漢卿) forced the closure of the Sunrise Records store igniting strong resentment among the crowd. I was one of the victims as well. I was sent to the hospital due to Han-Chin Lee himself and those riot control police that he directed attacked and trampled me while I was holding our national flag and standing peacefully
Later I found out afterwards that perhaps due to fear, due to a lack of back up or other resources, or probably for reasons of not wanting to waste a bunch of time on legal proceedings, I could find no one filing the lawsuit against Lee Han-Ching . He was even being promoted and rewarded for his recent “performances”. His arrogance is demonstrated by his “dare you to sue me” to the victims.
I have never sued anyone in Taiwan, but now, for the rights of all the victims and the dignity of Taiwan, I decided to file a lawsuit against Lee Han-Ching.
The court session will be held at 9 am on 23rd of December 2008. He is compelled to appear in court. This is the first appearance in court, I hope you can come to express your support for us. We are going to gather together at 8:40 am and sing a song – 戀戀北迴線, the song they forced the record store to turn off. We will lift the signs and protest peacefully. Taiwanese have their right and freedom to express their opinions – this is the only matter I care and fight for.
Whether the Taiwan police over-reacted when Chen Yun-lin visited Taiwan has yet to have a full and fair discussion among the public. Perhaps, the forum of the courts is the place to clarify the facts and the issues.
If you are not able attend because you have to work or study, and you do not agree with how the police treated those peaceful citizens or if you disagree with the reasons the police shut down Shang-Yang Record Store and you believe that Taiwanese have their rights and own sovereignty, please forward this mail to your friends, to those you think they deserve to know.
I have to admit, in this court action, I need more people to give me the strength to face more challenges in the future. I am by myself, I am young, I am not as brave as others. I hope you can give me some support, some courage to help me keep going. Thank you.