Saturday, August 03, 2013

Colossal Protest in Taipei

UPDATE: Numbers now up to 250,000. Craig Ferguson has a pic collection. TT article.

From one of my students
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Anonymous said...

Do you instruct your students to read your blog as an exercise?
Or they read your blog as an exercise on their own?

1stCMalaysia said...

Will this protest change anything? Like you stated in your previous post, street demonstration had become background noise Ma in Taiwan, even to DPP, if DPP ever get the power back again.

Mike Fagan said...

Any idea as to the building from which that first shot was taken? That perspective always gets used for shots of big Taipei protests - I remember seeing it in the early 2000s.

Michael Turton said...

AFAIK none of my students reads my blog.

As for change.... One can only hope.

Jenna Cody said...

A quote from one of my students:

""Every Taiwanese man, when they heard about Hong Zhongqiu, knew exactly what happened. The "crime" or "mistake" he made doesn't matter, the expected punishment doesn't matter, the investigation doesn't matter. We saw that report - every single Taiwanese man - and we knew it."

(edited to clean up the English a tad)

I was there - can't pass up a good protest: