Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view kony8862's profile
    Posted April 4, 2014 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature

    More from kony8862

    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."

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story