- Posted January 4, 2013 by
A nuclear symbol was projected on Taipei 101 where people gathered and celebrated the arrival of the New Year by an anonymous group.
The last night in 2012, in the capital city of Taiwan, when everyone crowded around Taipei 101, looking forward to the fireworks show, a certain group of people were there for another reason: to show their determination to protect this lovely island from risks of nuclear power, appealing Taiwanese to acknowledge the growing urgency of standing up for it. Without any statement in advance, in the last 10 seconds of 2012, they projected the nuclear symbol on Taipei 101, one of the most famous buildings in Taiwan, when millions of people and tourists were staring at it, waiting for the fireworks celebration. The projection lasted during fireworks, leaving a question unanswered to those who noticed it. But this secretly planned movement does not come to an end.
The next day, this group of people started their Internet advocacy. They provided photographs, videos, and website to illustrate why they did so and successfully draw huge attention from the society. According to their statement on the website, they are representative of the 99% citizen in Taiwan, and the government is the privileged 1% who does not listen to its people and does not takes the environment into consideration in their energy policy. That is why they gathered.
No one knows who they are even though it has been popularly discussed these days. We only know that they are not from any NGO group which has been advocating anti nuclear for a long time, but citizens like you and me who deeply care about the issue and aim at arousing people in this country to give top priority to think: do we really need nuclear plants?
It’s not the only story. The same night, couples of singers showed their stand against nuclear power as well when performing on the stages in various New Year’s concerts in Taiwan. No matter where they were and who they are, they have only one appeal: no nukes in Taiwan. And so do us, who live in this island and have strong affection for it.
Though the movement followed by debates on its appropriateness and a possible legal action taken by Taipei 101 due to the fear of affecting image of the building, these people has successfully made it a hot news.
Photo from: http://www.citizensnonuke.org/