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    Posted October 15, 2011 by
    Taipei, Taiwan
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    Occupy Wall Street

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    Occupy Taipei 101


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nealmoore was advised about by one of the orginizers of the demonstrations in Taipei and decided to take video. Neal says that about 500 protestors young and old people gathered in the Taipei 101 tower. The Taipei Tower area is a very exclusive shopping mall which houses several international corporations like Bank of America, Bayer and KPMG, amongst others. The mood was jovial, Neal said. He said that there was very liitle police presence.
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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.




    Click through the following photos (numbers located directly below the video box):


    #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.

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