Thousands rally against Kaohsiung Mayor ahead of recall vote

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Thousands of people took to Kaohsiung streets on Friday evening, calling for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) removal, one day ahead of the recall election. 

The rally, led by civic groups, called for Han’s removal and marched from Formosa Boulevard metro station to the Love River, where the mayor’s inauguration ceremony was held in 2018. 

The march organizer and founder of “Wecare,” Aaron Yin (尹立)  said Friday that “we all know that Formosa Boulevard is the city’s seal of honor, and we’d like to remind Mayor Han that the power comes from the people.”

He added: “The people have the power to take you down.”

The advocate group for Han’s removal, “Wecare Kaohsiung” launched the rally ahead of the recall vote. (NOWnews)

The polls opened for a recall vote of Han on Saturday, with the results expected to come in when the 1,823 polling stations across the southern Taiwanese city close at 4 p.m.

A bird eye’s shot of the Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s removal pre-election rally. (NOWnews)