Commemorating 2-28 64 years later

Su Beng returned to Taiwan from Japan on February 23. On February 28th, his Taiwan Independence Action Motorcade participated in a parade commemorating the 64th anniversary of the February 28th massacre in Taipei. The parade was organized by the Taiwan 228 Care Association and the Taiwan National Alliance. The parade will started at 2:28pm, passing by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) headquarters before arriving at Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office.

When a woman was arrested for selling cigarettes without a license on February 28, 1947, this sparked protests. The Taiwanese were dissatisfied with the Kuomintang's corruption and repression. Authorities responded with violent crackdowns. They rounded up and executed the intellectually elite, such as doctors, lawyers, journalists, teachers and community leaders. It is estimated that 18,000 to 28,000 people were murdered. Even more were arrested, tortured, murdered and disappeared during the decades that followed, which is referred to as Taiwan's White Terror Era. To learn more about 2-28, visit "2-28" remembered on

Su Beng sits atop one of the Taiwan Independence Action Motorcade trucks waiting to set off.

The banner on the side of this Taiwan Independence Action Motorcade truck reads: "Changes and revolution are happening all around the world and the Middle East. May the Taiwanese people stand up to resist colonial rule."

The message on this banner is: "The tragedy and sacrifice that resulted from the 228 incident is proof that Taiwan is not a part of China."