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    Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature

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    Student Voice From Within the Occupied Legislative Yuan

    The following link is an excerpt from an interview with students occupying the Legislative Yuan:


    English translation:
    "We are students who have come up (to Taipei) from central Taiwan. Basically, this student movement can be summed up in one word: family. Why, you ask? Because if you think about it, we are all here from different universities; we do not know each other and did not contact each other beforehand, yet we are all here today, united by the same goal, the same dream. We help each other out, sharing the donated goods from citizens, and inquiring after each other’s well-being. We ask each other, are you hungry? I’ll bring you some lunch. Everyone cares for one another like family members; everyone cares deeply about the subject (of the unlawful passing of the free trade agreement).
    I think we need to defend our own era with our own two hands. And I believe this student movement will plant a significant seed of freedom. We set a precedent today, so maybe in a few years’ time, if the same thing happens again, our next generation, or even the current students that are younger than us, will lead Taiwan’s freedom and democracy further forward with the same spirit. Therefore, we are the vanguard of this revolution, defending our futures at the forefront."
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