For my Island
54 imagesThe February 28 Incident or the February 28 Massacre, also known as the 2.28 Incident was an anti-government uprising in Taiwan that was violently suppressed by the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government, which killed thousands of civilians beginning on 28 February 1947. The number of Taiwanese deaths is estimated to be between 18,000 and 28,000. The massacre marked the beginning of the White Terror in which tens of thousands of other Taiwanese went missing, died or were imprisoned. The incident is one of the most important events in Taiwan's modern history and was a critical impetus for the Taiwan independence movement.
8 imagesWhite Terror in its broaddest meaning refers to the entire period from 1949 to 1987. Around 140,000 Taiwanese were imprisoned during this period, of which about from 3,000 to 4,000 were executed, for their real or perceived opposition to the Kuomintang, also knows as KMT, Chinese Nationalist Party government led by Chiang Kai shek.