The Formosa Island incident (the Chiang Ching-kuo government called it the "Kaohsiung Violent Incident Rebellion") was a major conflict that occurred in Kaohsiung City, Republic of China on December 10, 1979 on International Human Rights Day. Non-Party activists with members of Formosa Magazine as the core organized mass demonstrations and speeches on December 10, appealing for democracy and freedom, and ending party ban and martial law. After the incident, the Taiwan Garrison Command made a large number of arrests of non-Party people and conducted military trials. This was the largest police-civilian conflict in Taiwan since the 28th Incident.
After the Formosa Incident, many important non-party figures were arrested and tried. Among them, the commander-in-chief Shi Mingde was originally convicted of rebellion. In the end, under the pressure of members of the US Congress and all walks of life, with the exception of Shi Mingde who was sentenced to life imprisonment, the rest were sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment.
This incident has an important impact on the future development of Taiwan’s political situation. The people of Taiwan began to care about Taiwan’s politics after the Formosa Incident.
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