The Wild Strawberries were evicted from Liberty Square/Dead Dictator Memorial at 4 AM this morning, Dec 11. The move comes on the night of Dec 10, International Human Rights Day. Yes, that's right, they were evicted on Human Rights Day. The evictions came after Ma claimed in his human rights day speech that:
"Thanks to the government's continued efforts to uphold human rights, Taiwan has now become "the world's freest country" in terms of the people's right to assembly, which [Ma] said was very well demonstrated by several protests at the ceremony in support of a variety of causes."
For more details, see the Strawberry Blog. Even more ironically, this month's Taiwan Journal, a publication of the government, had an article on the Strawberries and the dawn of a new political engagement. Note that the eviction occurred at 4 AM, too late to make the morning papers. Smart....