Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dapu Demolition Protests Continue

Photo being passed around FB.
Heard about 20,000 were out tonight protesting the Dapu demolition, which has become a symbol of government oppression and land-theft in Taiwan. The Chinese says "Yesterday demolish Dapu, today demolish the government." Dapu is already done and over and no one is going to demolish the government (how?). If the protesters want to accomplish something, let's hope they can organize and move on to projects planned or currently being implemented all over Taiwan, like this project in which aboriginal land in Hualien is being stolen. If they want the State to take notice of them, they have to do something that will force the construction-industrial state to react. Protesting something that has already occurred is very unlikely to make a difference....
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