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    Posted March 20, 2014 by
    Taipei, Taiwan
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    Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature

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    Must See: The Truth Concealed by the Media

    The media has the tendency of concealing and distorting the truth about what we are doing at the parliament. Rather, outside of the parliament.

    First of all, there is NO violence. It is not what you think you see. I went to the parliament, took the pictures and saw what was happening, and what is still happening now. I don't care about audience ratings or popularity because I am not the press.

    I am posting this piece of authentic information to let people see the truth.

    People here who are defending Taiwan's democracy are not only students, but also scholars, professors, and people ranging from adolescents to senior citizens.

    Here are what the media hid from the public, misleading those who are not present to believe that we are ignorant students:

    Every one is sitting or standing here peacefully, doing the least that we can do with all out heart to protect our country's democracy -- the fruit that our previous generation toiled for us -- and to have the determination to pass it on to the generations that are to come in this country.

    There is no strife between the police and the people, and we thank them continuously for being here. We cooperate in a systematic way. Since people can no longer enter the parliament, those who are inside don't come out. There are people who import resources into the parliament to support those who are still inside. Medical crews with professional licence are fully prepared to react at anytime. There are paths left for emergency usage. There are people handing out food and drinks, and carrying trash bags to keep the environment clean. There are also those who keep the moving of the crowd in constant order. All people that are mentioned above are volunteers, and they are students. We volunteer because we care, and we maintain order while speaking up for ourselves. There are local singers who use songs to support us, and ultimately, to support democracy. University professors use objective yet relevant and pertinent facts to express their opinions on the exploitation of democracy owing to the government's non-transparent deeds on signing the deal, and the threats that the deal will bring to us.

    Every single person here cooperates peacefully for the one and only aim: let the government hear our sincere voice.

    The majority of us may be young, but it doesn't mean that our voices can be neglected. There were controversial voices on the legalization of homosexual marriage, on the nuclear power plant, and on the change of the education system into 12-year public education, etc. Yet, this is the first time that so many students are standing up with the support of so many social elites in the last two decades. We care for each other, we care for our country, and we care about the future of Taiwan and its people.
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