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protest against the unfair Presidential election 2004

taken at am 00:17, March 27 2004.

one week after 2004 Taiwan President election day (March 20), thousands of people were still gathered in front of Jingfu Gate to protest against this "unfair" election.





March 19 of 2004, a failed assassination attempt against the present Taiwan's president (Chen Shui-bian) on the eve of the presidential election. Two bullets hit Chen in the stomach and wounded Vice President Annette Lu's knee as they were waving to supporters from an open-top vehicle in Chen's southern hometown of Tainan. Both survived without life-threatening injuries.


March 20, Chen Shui-bian won his re-election victory with just 50.1 percent of the vote, compared to 49.9 percent for the candidate of opposite party -a margin of just 30,000 votes.


Thousands of demonstrators outside the Presidential Office in Taipei cheered news of the ballot-sealing order, but tempers soon rose and the crowd swelled, waving flags, blowing air horns and clamoring for an immediate recount...


This gunfire (319) event was still under investigation after two years long. Some media call it "bullet-gate"...

Most analysts believed that "bullet-gate" had helped Chen win sympathy votes, giving him a boost in the tight election...


Taipei, Taiwan



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Taken on March 27, 2004