Anti-gambling rally 15 March 2009

There is an anti-gambling rally in Taipei on Sunday 15 March 2009. Meet at 1:00 pm at Freedom Square and the march will start at 2:00pm. The rally is in response to government plans to allow the development of casinos on off shore islands. The Taipei Times reported on the plans for the rally:

Worried that casinos may be a step backward for the country, several anti-casino activists yesterday marched backward from the location of a press conference to the Legislative Yuan, calling on more people to join a larger “backward march” on Sunday.

“Gambling will drag our economy, public security, environment, politics and morals backward,” Ho Tsung-hsun (何宗勳), spokesman of the Alliance against the Legalization of Gambling, said at a press conference in Taipei yesterday. “So in our march against casinos on Sunday, we will march backward.”

You can also find more information in Chinese at www.antigamble.org.tw.

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