Taiwan shock at mock attack on university

May 4, 2007

The Taiwanese Government has launched an investigation after two of its MPs staged a mock attack on the island's top university to test police response times in the wake of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in the US.


Lee Chen-nan and Lin Kuo-ching, members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, faked an attack in a building where students, thought to be unaware that the exercise was a stunt, were taking exams.

A spokesman for National Taiwan University said the stunt had annoyed students, although the MPs said that many students had been supportive.

Taiwan's Cabinet condemned the incident and ordered an investigation.

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