Hundreds of thousands of people yesterday rallied on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei in support of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) at his final large-scale campaign event in the capital before tomorrow’s presidential election.
Han, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, told the rally that since assuming power in 2016, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has deviated from its ideals and become corrupt.
The DPP has accused the KMT of interfering with judicial independence and cracking down on the freedom of the press, but since taking power, the DPP has done those things, proving that “it is a big bad wolf instead of a pure little rabbit,” Han said.
The DPP has bribed 90 percent of the nation’s media, interfered with judicial processes and used tax funds to launch online influence campaigns, he added.
“I do not believe that evil can conquer good and that people will continue to be fooled by the DPP,” Han said.
Many supporters wore red and blue, the colors of the Republic of China flag, while many also carried the national flag.
Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九); KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義); former New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), who is head of Han’s campaign headquarters; former vice president Lien Chan (連戰); and former KMT chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄) attended the event.
Fifteen KMT mayors and county commissioners, including New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) and Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), as well as many of the party’s legislative candidates, also attended.