Taipei Protest

Collection with 13 media items created by Benedict Young

02 Apr 2014 04:00

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Taipei Protest 12
By Benedict Young
30 Mar 2014

March 30th 2014, mass rally in Taipei: Young protestor sporting a V for Vendetta style mask.

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Taipei Protest 13
By Benedict Young
30 Mar 2014

At the "4AM" sunflower movement protest in Taipei. The symbol of the sunflower has been interpreted in many ways by the protestors.

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Taipei Protest 15
Taiwan
By Benedict Young
24 Mar 2014

Some student protestors are so diligent in their studies that they took their books with them as they occupied the streets around the Legislative Yuan, continuing to study in the streets.

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Taipei Protest 17
Taiwan
By Benedict Young
24 Mar 2014

President Ma is lampooned for a comment in which he apparently said that antlers are the hair that grows out from a deer's ears. Since the slip, he has been mocked by references to antlers or portrayed with large tufts of hair growing out of his ears.

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Taipei Protest 18
By Benedict Young
24 Mar 2014

Have we got your attention yet? The protestors' unflappable resolve to keep going and to escalate the protests while sticking to non-violent means has caught international attention.

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Taipei Protest 19
Taiwan
By Benedict Young
24 Mar 2014

Have we got your attention yet? The protestors' unflappable resolve to keep going and to escalate the protests while sticking to non-violent means has caught international attention.

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Taipei Protest 20
Taiwan
By Benedict Young
24 Mar 2014

His sign expresses solidarity amongst all the protestors. Initially student lead, the sunflower movement spread to all walks of life.

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Taiwan Sunflower Protestors
Kaohsiung
By Benedict Young
20 Mar 2014

“Courses can be flunked, but democracy must not die” Student protestors answer calls from KMT officials for the students occupying the Legislative Yuan to 'go back home and get on with their studies'. Their point is that they are fighting for something far more important for their lives and futures than even their education; they are fighting for their democracy and freedom of speech.

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Taiwan Sunflower Protestors
Kaohsiung
By Benedict Young
20 Mar 2014

"Save Democracy" - "God Bless Taiwan" Democracy was hard won in Taiwan; protestors fear being slowly absorbed into China and their democratic rights being stripped away.

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Taiwan Sunflower Protestors
By Benedict Young
21 Mar 2014

Freedom of expression should be a basic human right. Pictured is a Taiwanese-language punk band, right after they performed at an spontaneous outdoor protest in Taiwan’s second most populous city Kaohsiung 3 days after the occupation of the Legislative Yuan. For now, musicians, writers and artists in Taiwan can express themselves freely, but many fear for their right to free speech without censorship should Beijing exert dominance on them.

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Taipei Protest 5
By Benedict Young
30 Mar 2014

March 30th 2014, mass rally in Taipei: The Sunflower Movement spread from a young group of student activists to citizens of all ages.

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Taipei Protest 8
By Benedict Young
30 Mar 2014

March 30th 2014, mass rally in Taipei: Many of the older generation who lived through the white terror are still afraid to protest, fearing the brutal suppression they suffered in the past. However, the Sunflower Movement, lead by young students, has inspired many of the older generation to come out en masse and stand up for their beliefs.