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Car driven into group of journalists, three hurt

(RSF/IFEX) - A motorist drove into a group of journalists outside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in Taipei on 6 December 2007, knocking down EETV News cameraman Wang Rei-Zhang and slightly injuring two others. Wang was hospitalised in a critical condition. Hundreds of demonstrators, journalists and policemen had gathered outside the building, whose name is being changed to the Democracy Memorial.

"We don't know why he drove into us," said Taiwan FTV cameraman Wang Chian-chiang, who was not hurt. "I think it was intentional, which surprises me as it's the first time this has happened." The ruling Democratic Progressive Party wants to eliminate references to Chiang Kai-shek while the Nationalist Party, which the former strongman founded, is opposed.

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