ONE MILLION Protest China
March 26, 2005 - Taipei, Taiwan
For those of you who would like to organize a protest -- take notes!! This country of 23 million organized a protest of one million strong in less than 2 weeks!!!
This is a post in honour of those supporting Taiwanese freedom, democracy and continued independence from an increasingly aggressive dictatorship which is delusional with its goal to annex this peaceful nation.
Long live Taiwan!!!
The walk, divided into 10 streets converging into one mass crowd consisted of groups each from a different part of Taiwan.
The young attended.
As well as the elders. It was truly amazing how many seniors were present for this long walk.
In the distance, the Presidential Office -- the final destination. This was as far as our group were able to go. There were too many people to progress any further. Thanks to the Mayor of Taipei (a KMT member and Communist sympathizer), a large section of this public area was restricted. The mayor also estimated the crowd to be a little over 200,000!!!
A very angry sign, although I don't agree with this approach. The Chinese people should not be targeted. It is the government that is responsible.
I participated in the walk for more than 3 hours.
Here, one massive group from a different road converged into another. The police were hardly noticable at all. Despite the anger towards China, no violent incidents occured.
People were waving and cheering everywhere you looked. They even lined the windows of the local Pizza Hut.
A prominent Taiwan politician leads the crowd. The China propaganda machine reported that these 1 million people were bribed to participate (see the lies here). In reality, a T.V. telethon was arranged a couple of days before the protest. People donated close to $1 million (U.S. dollars) in only a few hours. This was to help cover the expenses for this major event which far exceeded expectations.