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    Posted March 23, 2014 by
    roraerae
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    Taichung, Taiwan
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    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.

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