17 Nov 2008

[Protest rationale] Wild Strawberries protest that the Parade and Assembly Law restricts civil rights

Today (Nov. 16th) approximately 10 students were heading to Taipei Main Station in order to spread the banner of our movement. As they ware walking along Ketagalan boulevard (the main road to the Presidential Hall), without holding any signs, and quietly, without shouting out slogans, nearby security officers claimed that they were an illegal gathering and asked them to disperse. Hsu Ren-Suo(許仁碩), the spokesman of the Wild Strawberries stated, "we consider that this case in which our fellow students were dispersed by the police has already severely violated individual freedom of movement which indicates how ridiculous the Parade and Assembly Law is."


David said...

I think the students should take more actions like this to highlight the ridiculousness of the law and how easily it is abused.

RememberSacharow said...

Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Arise, children of the Fatherland,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
The day of glory has arrived!
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
Against us the tyranny's
L'étendard sanglant est levé,
bloodied banner is raised.
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Do you hear in the countryside
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
They come right here into your midst
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes !
To slaughter your sons and wives!

Compare the Taiwanese national anthem with the French and you will understand why Taiwan needs a revolution.

It is time to stand up and start actions against the tyrants and all their laws from the time of KMT dictatorship.

traverso said...

You are acting as the conscience for this society. Please be persistent about your appeals. Your causes are just and worthy, and you have my wholehearted support.

Michael Wu said...

How do you know that your opinions represent the public opinions of Taiwan's residents? I think most people in Taiwan feel that we are a free and democratic country. Can anyone offer scientifically reliable and valid figures to prove that most people in Taiwan would like to revise the Parade and Assembly Law? Do not tell me that your voice can represent most people in Taiwan. I don't think so.

traverso said...

To Michael W above

Question all you like, but these students also have their rights to assert themselves. It's part of their basic human rights.