- Posted March 23, 2014 by
Taipei City, Taiwan
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Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature
Government Force Brutally Injured Unarmed Protesters in Taiwan
The peaceful protesters of Sunflower Student Movement, objecting the unilateral move on Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement in Taiwan since March 19 (local time), was violently treated by government force.
At the press conference on March 23, President Ma ignored the demands from protesters and determined to rush the trade pact with China without review. In response to that, part of the sit-in protesters decided to expand the campaign to the Executive Yuan, the executive department of government, at 7 p.m., March 23. President Ma ordered the police disperse the protesters with excessive force and arms immediately. In the first half hour of March 24, unarmed protesters around the Executive Yuan were severely hurt by police with baton and shield.
NTU hospital nearby had initialized the mass casualty incident (MCI) protocol and ready to take over the victims from the abuse of government power. The situation urgently needs the attention and interfere from international society and organizations to stop the violence act from the government in Taiwan. I'm a Taiwanese, we need your help.
Photo_1: A sit-in protester who been assaulted by police and lost his eye.
Video_1: One of the several news footage recorded the event of police hurting people and no more video released afterward.
Video_2: Police maliciously hit sit-in people with shield.