- Posted October 15, 2011 by
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Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Taipei 101
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Occupy Taipei 101
By NEAL MOORE (CNN iReport) TAIPEI, Taiwan, R.O.C. – An estimated 500 protestors took to Taiwan’s exclusive Xin-Ye District to add their voice to today’s global “Occupy Wall Street” protests – dubbed locally, “Occupy Taipei 101”. Appearing in this video (in order of appearance) are: Fu Jen Catholic University student Judy Chou, age 22; National Taiwan University medical student Carter Jin, age 20; Unidentified adult female protestor; National Taiwan University Professor of Civil Engineering Ting-Kuei Tsay; and Yang Min University philosophy student Terry Kuo, age 25. The major thrust of the protests, with demonstrators chanting, "We want justice, we want freedom," lasted from 12 noon to 1:30pm, local time, surrounding and entering Taipei 101. There were no arrests.
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#2 PHOTO: Student protestor flanked by security, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#3 PHOTO: Lead protestor takes the cause to the street, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#4 PHOTO: Protestor holds a "Here in Solidarity with my American Comrades" placard in front of a marque featuring the international corporations housed within Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#5 PHOTO: Aged protestor in mock handcuffs, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#6 PHOTO: Protestors with "I am the 99%" stickers on their mouths and chests, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#7 PHOTO: Local news media covering the story, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#8 PHOTO: Foreign protestors, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#9 PHOTO: Taipei City Police stand guard, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
#10 PHOTO: Aged protestors with placards reading "We're Angry Birds" outside Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.