TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS OF LIEN CHAN TAKE PART IN A PARADE IN TAIPEI.
Tens of thousands of supporters of opposition leader and former vice president Lien Chan cheer outside the Nationalist Party headquarters featuring a huge poster of Lien (L) and his running mate James Soong, with Chinese characters which read 'Change, there is hope', during an election campaign parade in Taipei March 13, 2004. Some two million Taiwan opposition faithful assembled across the island on Saturday in rallies in a show of strength by Nationalist contender Lien Chan in his battle to wrest the presidency from Chen Shui-bian. Locked in a neck-and-neck race, Lien aimed to use the marches to steal the thunder from Chen's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which energised its campaign and narrowed Lien's lead when two million supporters formed a human chain running the length of the island on February 28. REUTERS/Bobby Yip BY/CP