trio of Chinese tourists were detained recently after mooning and insulting a pro-Taiwan independence supporter in front of the Taipei 101 building.
Video of the incident shows one of the tourists singing the Chinese national anthem while another flashes his butt and one more holds up two middle fingers at Kuo Chien-kuo who was headed towards a fellow independence supporter with a Taiwan independence banner outside the Taipei landmark.
The three tourists then try to make their way to Taipei 101 but are stopped by a pair of police officers who witnessed the incident and are asked for their identification.
Despite having sung ”March of the Volunteers” only seconds before, the three claim to be from the United States. One is wearing a University of California, Berkeley sweatshirt while another is wearing a jacket from UCLA’s Business of Science Center.
After none of the tourists were able to present adequate forms of identification, Kuo told the officers that he wished to press charges and the three were taken to the police station and charged with “public insult.”
However, because their crime was only a misdemeanor, they were allowed to leave Taiwan on their flights scheduled for the following day.
For his part, Kuo claims that the three tourists are the family members of Chinese officials and pursue the matter further by suing them.