- Posted March 23, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature
Peaceful and Educational Event for Taiwanese Citizens to Know about the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement
The media has intentionally blacken the students who attend to the protest as "rioters". Here, I have to overthrow this terrible accusation.
I have attended to the protest event in Taichung, Taiwan yesterday, It was the most peaceful event I have ever seen. Everyone sat quietly on the ground, listening to the speakers talk. The host had invited everyone come up and share their thoughts with the others. I had spent my entire day there, I have learned what the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement really is; and the most important thing is, I have heard everyone's point of view from every aspect. There weren't only students, but also teachers and citizens who care about our nation.
Very warmly, citizens had spontaneously donated a great quantity of food, water, blankets just in case of anyone needs it. As well, there is a medical support center awaited by the side. The environment was kept clean and there was even an old lady voluntarily collecting garbage.She told us: "You young people have to keep fighting, fighting for your own future! Taiwan is our Formosa! We can't give up."
This is what I see and how I feel after attending the event myself. Hopefully the media can stop blackening the protesters and obscure the focus of the protest.