Taiwanese Pro-Independence Activists

Thousands of protesters wave red banners reading ‘Against Taiwan Independence, Save Taiwan’ outside the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, September 7, 2003.

Taiwanese Pro-Independence Activists (Richard Chung/Reuters)
Taiwanese Pro-Independence Activists (Richard Chung/Reuters)

The protest was aimed at countering the previous day’s rally of more than 50,000 pro-independence activists, who called for the island’s official name to be changed to ‘Taiwan’ from ‘Republic of China.’

Pro-Taiwan Activists

Thousands of pro-Taiwan independent activists display a banner on the streets calling for a new constitution in Kaohsiung October 25, 2003.

Pro-Taiwan Activists (AFP/Sam Yeh)
Pro-Taiwan Activists (AFP/Sam Yeh)

China slammed the as “separatist action” that would bring disaster to the island territory claimed by Beijing.