Kaohsiung-The student union of a university in Kaohsiung has withdrawn its complaint against a Chinese couple after they apologized for ripping down messages that were posted on a wall on the school campus in support of the democratic movement in Hong Kong, police said Sunday.
The previous night, the couple admitted to officers at the city's Gushan Precinct they had carried out such actions at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) Friday, police said.
The couple was seen at around 4 p.m. Friday ripping down the messages posted in support of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, which have evolved into a democracy movement since demonstrations began in late June in opposition to a proposed bill that would have allowed the extradition of criminal suspects to China for trial.
Although the couple was told by some students to desist from their actions, they continued to pull down the messages from the wall and scatter them on the ground, which constituted vandalism, according to the university.
The NSYSU student union, which led the move to post the supporting messages, subsequently filed a complaint against the couple, the police said.
The police said they located the couple and their young child in Kenting in Pingtung County Saturday afternoon and brought the couple into the Gushan Precinct for questioning.
The Chinese couple apologized to members of the student union for their "improper behavior," and the apology was accepted in the presence of a lawyer and officers at the precinct, the police said.
The case has been closed, as the complaint was withdrawn and the dispute was considered settled, the police said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel