Skip to comments.Taiwan Parliament Occupied by protesters 1st time in History
Posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
For the first time in history, the Taiwan Parliament (Legislative Yuan) was occupied by protesters, who fought against a trade agreement with China.
= Live Update =
Live broadcast stream of the protest Inside the Parliament http://www.ustream.tv/channel/longson3000 Outside the Parliament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj9Dy0IMmi0
At 08:00 3/19. Rumor goes that the government had called police from other cities to Taipei. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=631719033567182&id=523369387735481
At 06:20 3/19. The 2000 protesters oudside the Parliament started to REMOVE the police. Numerous policemen were lifted by protesters and moved out of the Parliament.
At 06:00 3/19 Police started to remove protesters from the floor. Fei-Fan Lin (林飛帆), the leader of protest as well as a National Taiwan University student in Dept of Political Science, invited all 1000 s protesters outside the building to enter into the floor for stopping the police. Here comes the video. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=765910343421039&set=vb.100000062417263&type=2&theater
At 05:30 3/19 Police again tried to enter into the floor. Legislators are asked to leave.
At 05:00 3/19 DPP legislators sat in front of the gate, trying to defend the police entering into the floor. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=765883003423773&set=pcb.765883243423749&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=765882896757117&set=pcb.765883243423749&type=1&theater
At 04:47, 3/19 A policeman stripped down his uniform and shield, and then raised his two hands to show support to the protesters before returning home. Meanwhile, other police blocked the restroom.
At 04:05, 3/19 The entrance gate was broken. Two DPP legislators tried to stop the policemen from storming into the floor. http://ppt.cc/6mO3@.jpg
(Excerpt) Read more at ireport.cnn.com ...
Is this that? We'll see.
So according to the EU, if they start throwing firebombs and chase out the elected leader of the nation, they will support them as a legitimate government right?
This looks to be about normal for the Taiwan Parliament. They routinely brawl on the floor. There are some great vids on youtube. Legislative cage-fighting seems to be a national sport or something.
Yup. And then FReepers will support China as it occupies Taiwan in order to protect some Chinese minority.
Damn. Walked into that one. Nice-lol
Destabilization of Taiwan begins. Assume China will soon begin massing forces.
Did you read the article by any chance?
This is NOT the “same old same old.”
“Did you read the article by any chance?”
Sure did. Some students occupied Parliament. Student occupations of buildings are fairly common around the world. Brawls are common in the Taiwan Parliament. There is one really interesting fight shown on youtube where one woman slaps another and a brawl erupts.
The Taiwanese obviously like their politics straight up with lots of slapping, screaming, and pulling of hair. Their thing I guess. Sorry if I don’t find it all that newsworthy if the theatrics for this week involve occupying the parliament building.
Best Taiwanese Parliament Fights of All Time
politics is a contact sport on Taiwan.
Too bad we can’t get this more in our Congress, I’d love to see someone pop Harry Reid right in the kisser.
Not related to this topic but an oddity. I’ve been to Taipei numerous times and during a walk that took me past the old airport which is located in Taipei I saw on the outside of the terminal on a wall a display of historic aircraft starting with the Wright Flyer and ending with the Shuttle. There are about 10 or so historic aircraft and right in the middle Is a Stuka. It really doesn’t belong with those other aircraft and it has always made me wonder why it’s there.
Maybe it’s nothing.
But has the thought occurred to you that maybe, jut maybe, Taiwan is being sold out to China the way Crimea was sold out to the Russians?
In other words, maybe Allen West was exactly right that China would be emboldened by Obama’s lack of response to the Russian invasion, and go on the march themselves?
I think that is worthy of consideration.
No, China will come in to protect the ethnic Chinese.
If Chinese troops invade they can hold a “legitimate” referendum within days to rejoin the PRC
Lol, from who?
98% of Taiwan’s population is made up of Han Chinese People, while 2% are Taiwanese aborigines. The composite category of “Taiwanese People” is often reputed by many Taiwanese to include a significant population of at least four constituent ethnic groups: the Hokkien (70%), the Hakka (15%), Fuzhou people (2%) mainly native of Matsu Islands, waishengren (or mainland Chinese) (11%), and Taiwanese aborigines (2%).
Does China have a superstar leader who rides a horse shirtless, rassles bears and kicks Obama’s homo ass daily for sport?
Nope, China just holds 7% of our debt; most of our imports (their exports) and the means to shut us down quite easily. I just love how the world loves us now!!! Look at how well everyone is getting along! Hussein is a rockstar prezzie, just dreamie.
“lots of slapping, screaming, and pulling of hair.”
What-no kung fu??? ;)
Call me old fashioned but I still view Clinton and other globalist anti sovereignty UN firsters that voted to outsource the USA to China in the same traitorous vein as do the Taiwanese about their pols.
Most pols put country last and lobbyists first.
Doesn’t everyone know that?
Hahaha... (Awkward laughter)
Re the “First time in history” about the occupation of the Parliament.
Here’s some more “Firsts” for Taiwan, from first hand experience and talking to people.
* First student protest permitted without a permit in Taipei was against Japanese claims to the Taiyutao Islands (also think they are named the Senkaku Islands, claimed by Red China, Vietnam and the Philippines).
[I’ll tell why this demonstration was so important in another paragraph]
* Second demonstration in Taipei, at the US Embassy. In July 1971, when Nixon announced that he would go to Red China in the future, a group of American students studying at Chengchi Un. in Taipei decided to deliver a letter of protest to the U.S. Ambassador, against this decision. We (moi included) went to the Embassy, which was very weird in that it was somewhat far back off the street and had a tiny glass-slot-like window, this in the most friendly country to the US in the world.
An embassy official took our protest letter but when we said that we were protesting the trip to “Red China”, he corrected us quickly saying that it was “the Peoples Republic of China”, to which I said, “How quickly they adapt” to the communist terminology.
We appeared on Taipei’s television and were actually national heroes. One of our professors, Dr. Li-Lian Chou, cried when she saw this (her story about the first biplane flying into a desolate part of old China was hilarious. People thought it was a flying dragon, exhaust smoke and flames to boot.
Now, the reason why the first protest was so important is that one of the leaders of it was a young, very handsome and intelligent student whose English version name was “Mark Ma”.
Today his is known at the president of Taiwan and goes by his Chinese name (which I will butcher here), something like Cheo Jing ju.
Mark, it seems like old times, doesn’t it, but this time you’re on the receiving end.
Such is life.
Chao, Mark. From you old classmate Fu Meih Keh.
well, yeah thats what they do.
Rowdier things were known to have happened in Congresses of old. That said, this looks like something new in Taiwan.
That would be an idea. Who’s Hu? Does he rassle pandas?
Stooge for CCP.
Yanukovych stole the election.
I can see China going into Taiwan to protect it’s Chinese citizens. The big difference is they won’t allow any kind of vote.
CNN This year's elections, by contrast to those in 2004, got a clean bill of health from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which sent observers. The OSCE hailed the process as "professional, transparent and honest," saying it should "serve as a solid foundation for a peaceful transition of power."
Not a fan of the guy but what exactly needs to happen before we respect an election result? Do people rioting, like those in the pic from Taiwan, get to overturn election results? If those in Kiev can overthrow the elected government, why can't the people of Crimea?
You are seriously citing three left-wing publications as proof that the last Ukraine election was legitimate?
I’m sure “international observers” find no fault with our elections either.
Even if you accept his election, which I do not, he was a traitorous Russian puppet scumbag criminal and his removal was both justified and lawful.
If Crimea wants to leave Ukraine, that’s just fine and dandy. But it should be done in accordance with Ukrainian law and not with RUSSIAN TROOPS in the g*d damn streets.
And I don’t give a flying damn if Obama and the EU agree with me. I am content not being on the same side as Putin and Ron Paul.
But ... but ... Putin is tough on gays!
Which is kinda ironic.
Because some of the TLC Putin is getting around here is borderline homoerotic, unless these posters in question are all women.
“....Legislative cage-fighting seems to be a national sport or something.....”
You may be onto something there...
I’m seeing Sheila Jackson Lee in a cage with Maxine Waters... fighting over - well, pick your favorite Lunatic Leftard cause...
Maybe trying to “out-Stupid” each other... a battle of nitwits.
“Legislative cage-fighting seems to be a national sport or something.”
If we can’t get good laws from Washington, at least we should have some good entertainment like Taiwan does. We aren’t getting our moneys worth.
How about these leftwing sources:
Claim Russia is in the wrong, claim the guy is a punk, claim the firebombing nazi types in Kiev had every right to get rid of the guy...but stop acting like everyone in the world thinks the 2010 election was illegitimate.
Is there a ping list for articles on Taiwan? Our family hosted an exchange student from Taiwan and he’s been in contact with us about what’s going on there. I’d like to stay updated on the situation on FB.