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Word Broadcast for the nights that we protect our democracy. 守護民主之夜文字轉播
English stream live from inside the occupied Parliament (Legislative Yuan) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/longsoneng. There are also more live videos (in Chinese), which we are translating from:
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Please scroll down to 09:06 (Mar. 21st) to see the press release of what the demands are.
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(All Time GMT+8 - Last entry at 13:26)
21:09 (Jinan) [Taiwan Association for Human Rights] This Sunday, Zhongshan S. Rd., Jinan Rd., Ketagalan Blvd. will be full of people. The setting of this Sunday activity is that it is not only a movement of students, but for all citizens. One of our demands is that our President holds a constitutional conference. There will be 20 citizen groups to express their thoughts. Tomorrow there will be a live broadcast along the way. At night there will be music performance and a movie of Library Wars.
20:56 (Jinan) [lawyer] (1) Starting from Jiang’s response, the law is able to prosecute anyone; it simply depends on whether or not the case can be won. Prosecutors usually do not prosecute bureaucrats. Litigations are in two parts, one being the civil liability and apology for the injured, and the other being criminal liability; for example, did the police abuse their power? The usage of police batons violated the principle of proportionality. The removal of people should not require the equipment of police batons, and the removal would be much more efficient without the weight of the batons. (2) Civil disobedience is an entitled right. The criminal code will examine whether the behaviors have caused any damages, judging the legality of the incident. One of my teachers has said that when the behaviors of the state convince the people that its executive actions cannot be altered, and mechanisms within the institution become so dysfunctional that the people have no choice but to seek alternatives outside the institution, the legality of the students’ actions must be discussed at the constitutional level. (3) Unconstitutional laws are null and void. International Covenant only reflects values, because conditions are different in every country, but the Covenant provides these differen countries the common values of human being, and that is what is most important in law. Assembly and Parade Act should be unconstitutional, but it could be used to provide grounds for separation and prevention of conflict; however, the government chose to implement the total prohibition. The choice of conceptual value is the main problem. Our executive branch is too powerful, so our representatives are unable to express their own opinions. The judiciary is weak, which needs the reinforcement of the citizens.
20:32 (Jinan) [lawyer] The prosecutors is controlled by the administrative power and need to consider the opinions from the higher hierarchy. When the prosecutor applied for the detention of Wei Yang, it raised many objections from the field of law. The Legislative Yuan is a place where the congress has autonomy. Its leader, Mr. Wang Jin-pyng has the power to disperse protesters, but he didn’t do that. We should discuss the occupy of Executive Yuan in 3 aspects. (1) It is illegal, depending on which law. (2) There is a grey area between the building of Executive Yuan and its front door. It is like the debate of whether someone’s front yard is part of his residence area. The sidewalk is for the pedestrians, however, the biggest conflict (between people and police) happened on the Beiping Rd. I think this is problematic. Spontaneous rallies and marches are the right for people, according to the justices of the Constitutional Court. So there is room for discussion. (3)The laws do not explain the meaning and concepts underneath. If the justices cannot tell us the underlying values or principles that laws should protect, their judgment is superficial. A country under the rule of law highly evaluates due processes. That is why it is so hard for us to accept that congress member Mr. Chang used 30 seconds to pass such important agreement. (The justices) did not explain this underlying value that we respect and try to protect.
20:12 (Jinan) [Professor from NTU] Contrary to the law, the function of media is to make complex stuff easier to understand. Social movement has three frames in the mainstream media. First, the mainstream media tends to ignore us. For example, the Dapu Incident was known through citizen journalism. When there was a stronger media channel that couldn’t be ignored anymore, the mainstream media joined in. Conflicts are typical frames of social movement. They are characterized by the action of blaming, which is called stigmatization. Stigmatizing the legitimacy of a movement or partisanize the movement cause the movement lose its legitimacy and purity. (Another characteristics is) using tabloid to entertain, just as the reports of sun cakes and bananas, and use highly entertaining way to report this movement. Media is influenced by their attitude toward the movement leaders, by the market, and by their information resources. For example, journalists that tend to receive information from political party members, or those that have follow social movement for a long time, have different understanding of social movements. We should compare the reports from different media to make a judgment close to the reality. The second frame of social movement in media is based on the structure of media. (We should identify) who their bosses are, and understand the structure of media. The third frame is the new media. The current media environment differs a lot from the past. Internet discussion through high technology makes everyone of you a type of media. (You should) use Facebook to broadcast what you see, to fight against the frame that media imposes on social movement.
19:49 (Jinan) [teacher Chen] In 1948 UN reached the consensus that “people own the right gather news. Every citizen can do newsgathering. The right to newsgathering is not only for the mainstream media, but for all citizens.” The power in the democracy countries comes from election and exams. We give freedom to the mainstream media by exempting their journalists from elections and exams. If media function fully to their responsibility, they will win our respect and money. For the past decades, only financial groups and political parties can create mainstream media. When the internet appear, mainstream media is in the process of breaking down. The founders of mainstream media are basically financial groups, the same in commercials. Political financial groups now control mainstream media. The CCSTA gives profitable opportunities for these financial groups, so that mainstream media becomes the media for these rich people. Mainstream media becomes farther and farther from people, they also go against their original obligation. It is the era for us to get our own media! For the past decade, citizen media plays an increasingly important role. I hope that citizen media can make the media environment and democracy more complete.
19:45 (Jinan) [Lecturer from Academia Sinica] Deconstructing the Continuous Myth: The two-to-three hundred of us gathered here to support the activities of the students. If our defiance fails, we will, for sure, start a civic university, inviting the best lecturers to teach classes on Qingdao E. Road. We teachers will continue to be here to support and to allow this place to be the landmark of the expansion of our horizons. To show our support, the Institue of History and Philology will collect relevant relics, including posters, literature, slogans, artistic creations, and most importantly, blood-stained shirts, which we hope people will retain them as evidence and donate to us afterwards. One day, we will have an exposition. This event is probably the most spectatular one in the digital era. We want to have a complete archive for the event, and we will soon announce the donation method of the movement’s materials. If you are willing to contact me, the number is 26523167. We understand that many students are conflicted at home; the elders accuse them of forgetting their roles as students, even accusing them of forgetting the teachings of their ancestors and the classics. Myths are mixes of real entities and virtual ones. It is hard to figure out which is which. Many things are fabricated. China says it is the country of our grandparents, so does that make us the country of their grandchildren? This land provides us with the most precious things. We must be grateful and cherish the land. Abandon the patriarchial and hiearachical values, look around you, and you can even use your hands and caress the earth, do you not feel a sense of comfort?
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13:26 (Conference Hall) [Message from the students of Hong Kong] We will protect the core values of Hong Kong with our last breath, so Taiwan must succeed. Stay strong, we support you.
13:23 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] To the arriving students, prepare yourself to settle in. We have not the strength to oversee the coming and going of people. Prepare yourself to stay here or at least half a day, thank you.
13:06 (Conference Hall)[Lin FeiFan] Please hold on everyone, students outside will support students inside as they retreat, Stay strong everyone!
12:46 (Conference Hall) [Chen Tsui-lian of NTU History Dept.] Hello all, I’m Zheng Tsui-lian of NTU’s History Dept. Thank you for your hard work. (applause) I was here in 1984, I was a reporter then, and this place was filled with old legislators. Today this is finally a hall that belongs to the people, so thank you all, thank you! (applause) Historically this is a key moment in Taiwan’s history. Over the past 100 years Taiwan’s history has been a ...(indistinguishable) history, and we want and need a society with freedom and dignity. We want self-determination, we want human rights. This desire continued for over 100 years but it was difficult, because our government has always been from the outside, colonial. It was until the 80-90s, especially the wild lily movement 24 years ago, the external form of a democracy was built. Martial law ended in 1991, but people received freedom of speech only in 97, and the "black list" ended. This means a democracy in form was only established between the 90s to... (indistinguishable). But there it remained, without progress. These past oligarchs put on the mask of democracy and now act as despots. So from a historical perspective we are now at the crux. If we submit, if we fail, we may lose even this democracy in form that we have, and we will go back to despotism. If we persevere and win Taiwan will be renewed and we will again move towards a real democracy, and the people will again be the rightful owners of this country. This key battle is happening today, here, among you. Of course there are other benefits as well. We can see that the occupation of Parliament has received broad support. You are not alone. Teachers and students are supporting you. Today we are here to tell you that you are not alone, and we will work with you to make Taiwan’s democracy more stable, and more advanced. Cheers for all of us! Thank you.
12:34 (Conference Hall) [Prof. Chang Jia-yuan] The constitutional crisis came from the cover-ups from those in power. We have our minds as a weapon. Law should not let be superceded by unlawful acts, rights should not be superceded by unlawful acts.
12:32 (Conference Hall) [Prof. Chen Chi-zong] We’re not idle outside. We make speeches, we write articles. We want you to preserve the core values of this protest. Defend this and Taiwan is defended.
12:32(Outside the Legislative Yuan)[Chen QiZhong, teacher] Teachers going out (to protest) are not idle, but give talks and fight the battle of words. The heart of it all is to help the student inside stay inside- As long as you protect it, Taiwan is protected.
12:32(Outside the Legislative Yuan)[Onstage speaker] After last night, I can no longer continue being proud of Taiwan’s democracy. We truly need to tell our parents, our grandparents and those by our side that out democracy must continue. Each and every one of us must fight to defend it.
12:28(Conference hall) [Tsai, teacher]: sitting here, a turning point in Taiwan’s democracy has been reached. Stay strong everyone!
12:20 (Conference hall) [Prof. Hsu Shi-rong of Nat’l Chengchi Uni.] I was here in the first evening with a few other porfessors. Many students in many schools are mobilizing to strike in support (continues to share on the concept of public benefits)...
12:07 (Conference Hall) [teachers]
Democracy must live again! Last night we had a meeting, but then the event at the Executive Yuan occurred, and we made an emergency announcement: expanding the occupation is justified, police suppression is not, and (premier) Jiang must step down. We protest the bloody suppression! Jiang step down! Yesterday’s occupation is in response to the pressure from those in power, and we have no choice. We are right. Today the issue isn’t only the CSSTA and its lack of transparency, it is an act in resistance against a government that is no longer working democratically. Without this awareness, opaque laws such as the CSSTA will recur. We hope the civic constitutional convention can address issues as diverse as party politics, electoral system, cross-strait relations, economic inequality, press and media, and the judiciary. The media cannot report truthfully, and the president has lost all legitimacy.
12:04 (Conference Hall) [Lin Fei-fan] I think we should arrange our time so that we can rest, sit, and absorb together. Please applaud our medical team, because thanks to them this is now more than a student activity. The attorney team also went to the Executive Yuan yesterday to help, let’s applaud them as well. There is great news. A group of teachers have arrived in support, let’s have them say a few words.
12:04 (Conference hall) [Prof. Chen Yiao-hua of Soochow Uni.] Do we know what a constitutional crisis is? Can we express our opinions on a meeting like this? We are fighting for the basic rights of a human being. Kant said, "when we say what we should do, we are expressing a possibility. When you say ’you should not’ you are expressing ’you can’."The constitution comes from the people, who placed their powers with the government. In the past 38 years we have not realized the spirit of democracy. We should give our constitution a reasonable procedure.
11:43 (Conference Hall) [host] We urged a strike in the morning and many students and teachers are coming to participate. This afternoon at 2pm there will be a press conference in support of it at Taichung City Congress Hall. Please support Wei Yang. Wei Yang is not guilty! Wei Yang is not guilty!
11:40 (Conference Hall) [NTU Law Professor Yan] the people. We wish to move towards a people-created constitution. We are against the belief that the constitution is not amendable, based on the Chinese experience. We should tie down the president with laws. Yesterday president Ma responded to us a bit, but the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area also needs some work. We feel it is really important to express this through the people. This is the awakening of the political consciousness in this generation, don’t give up, and your professors won’t give up either. We will continue to recruit people to join in this youth movement.
11:29 (Conference Hall) [NTU Law Professor Yan] Taiwan Democratic Defend Platform supports citizen constitutional convention, at first our members are young academics, now academics from all age are joining our movements. Why do we need to convoke citizen constitutional convention? Because Chang’s action have started a constitution crisis, our occupancy is legitimate defense. Our appeal is simple and humble, revoke CCSTA, against violence, restart negotiation. We feel regret that Jiang and Ma are approaching with this in an arrogant way, instead of approaching the real problem. CCSTA, Democracy, Constitutional are not addressed. Now is the time for democracy to reborn. Ma and Jiang has lost the legitimacy of their rule. To my surprise all of my students are involved in the movement the society has started to reflect on the situation. This is the movement of the whole generation. When a huge power has assemble all system will waver, this is a crucial time, it is no longer only about CCSTA. If constitution government does not reform, no matter who is the president, there will be another president with low support rate to grasp all the power.
11:23 (Conference Hall) [attorney] I am here to report to you on what’s been happening at the Parliament. This morning the committee at Parliament made the following resolution: 1. The decision made by Legislator Chang Ching-zhong Last week is invalid. 2. The CSSTA should be returned to the Executive Yuan and negotiations be re-started. We are not yet successful, please hang on, and we will be. Why are we not yet successful? Because the CSSTA was negotiated by the Strait Exchange Foundation, sent to Parliament, and Parliament sent it to committee for review. This meeting today only overturned Chang’s decision, this is only a committee review. Parliament still needs to pass it. We need a quorum of 1/3 to pass or fail it, but today KMT legislators are all absent. We ask the majority party legislators to come and help us rescind the CSSTA and renegotiate. 2nd, UDN reports that we asked for a civic constitution convention, and Legislator Fei Peng-tsai (KMT) expressed support. We welcome people from both parties to support us in this. 3. We have expressed our 4 great demands, including the passage of the law for the supervision of cross-strait agreements. Without the proper law there can be no supervision, and the lack of transparency will persist. We need to have this law. We urge legislators to not stand with President Ma, and stand with the people and support this law through its readings.
11:08 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Are there poli-sci students here?
11:05 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Are there students majoring in journalism here? Not reporters. Jiang wants to hold a press conference, and we’d like to analyze it with people who have journalism expertise.
10:45 (Jinan) [Soochow University Philosophy department Professor Chen] We are strange. We easily forgive and trust those in power, and place severe limits on the disadvantaged. We need to understand that in Taiwan those in power are not restrained, and only with such restraints can human rights be protected.
10:38 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Door guard team leaders 1 through 8 please come see me again.
10:34 (Jinan) [prof. Chen of Philosophy Dept. at Soochow Uni.] "If we do not judge and let the ambitious judge for us, we are giving up our freedom to those who seek to sow chaos" We must use our minds, rationality, and emotions to make decisions for us. If someone says students are acting violently against the public power, we want to know who said it, when, and why. Did Jing, Jiang, or Tsai say it? They are those with legislative and judicial power and they call us violent hooligans, but they dare not come arrest us? (audience: they are despots) They cannot do it because we are orderly citizens. Procedural justice is the most important thing in a democratic society. Taiwan is a transitioning state, and today we found out that they are still robbing the students of their rights. If Taiwan does not think on the mistakes of the past, we will remain ignorant of the true values of democracy. "If we do not judge and let the ambitious judge for us, we are giving up our freedom to those who seek to sow chaos" We must use our minds, rationality, and emotions to make decisions for us. If someone says students are acting violently against the public power, we want to know who said it, when, and why. Did Jing, Jiang, or Tsai say it? They are those with legislative and judicial power and they call us violent hooligans, but they dare not come arrest us? (audience: they are despots) They cannot do it because we are orderly citizens. Procedural justice is the most important thing in a democratic society. Taiwan is a transitioning state, and today we found out that they are still robbing the students of their rights. If Taiwan does not think on the mistakes of the past, we will remain ignorant of the true values of democracy.
10:24 (Conference Hall) [announcer] door guard team leaders please come see me. There is something important for you.
10:03 (Conference Hall) We need four people to come help us set up a few things to allow everyone to come write down their thoughts on things. Lost item announcement: A cell phone and a white backpack with an aboriginal design. And available student security volunteer team members please come find me at door 8.
10:03 (Conference hall) [announcer] Please disconnect from the WiFi inside the Conference Hall so that volunteers can send information. Please go to the hallway if you want to call your parents to tell them you’re alright. If you are not using your 3G signal please switch it off.
10:02 (Jinan) [Attorney Team] Ma says that rule of law is above democracy, but this cannot deceive those of us who have been educated about democracy. A national system that the citizens can trust is the only good national system. Why would everyone be so angry? Because nobody trusts the system. I hope that Wang Jin-ping will come out and lead the legislature to properly solve this problem.
09:56 (Jinan) [attorney team] Without you guarding Taiwan’s laws, our laws will be destroyed. The students inside are restrained and did not destroy public property, because we are moral and rational citizens. President Ma says we will be isolated if we don’t sign, but China is blocking us from signing FTAs with other countries, why should we trust our fate to China? We the attorney team will fight with all of you to the end, and please be careful of your personal safety.
09:53 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Any expatriate student or holders of foreign passports should come to the attorney team immediately, thank you.
09:50 (Jinan) [attorney team] This morning President Ma’s response is that we should swallow it whole. Can you accept that? a review forced through in 30 seconds will enter its 2nd reading, and Ma says they’re happy to review item-by-item during this 2nd reading. I am telling you this is a lie. Legislators know that after the 1st reading they have no power to change the contents of the CSSTA, so the KMT wants to vote on them item by item, and pass them item by item, using the force of the majority. I am saying to you all that we cannot be lied to. Please tell everyone that item-by-item review is only a farce. We ask the government to respond concretely to student demands, (Parliament Speaker) Wang should stop hiding and respond to us as the head of the Legislature.
09:50 (Conference Hall) [Lin Fei-fan]
Today we’re making the formal call. Yesterday NTU staff started discussing this. I don’t think there’s a lot to evaluate. It’s coming out here, standing with us.
09:47 (Conference Hall) [Chen Wei-ting] We are practicing civil disobedience. When the government is not properly functional the people have a right to put it back on the right track.
09:45 (Conference Hall) [Lin Fei-fan] What’s really clear now is that we respect all kinds of suggestions. But we occupy the Legislature because the Legislature had malfunctioned. The purpose was clear, we wanted to let it start to function again. What we’re doing here is simple, we have no plan to represent all the different viewpoints. A legislature that doesn’t function, this is a waste of our public funding. I think we’re really clear, the friends and citizens that took over the Executive Yuan last night, among them are many kinds of people. Maybe there really was stealing and eating someone’s cake, and these kinds of actions we all do not condone. If something like this really happened, Hsu Jia-chi (Ministry of Interior Head) himself can sign the warrants.
09:43 (Conference Hall) [Chen Wei-ting] Sign the Law on the Supervision of Cross-Strait Agreements. Only through this law can we have review procedures that the people can participate in and supervise, only then can transparency be achieved. This is our position. General strikes will affect economic activity, won’t the CSSTA affect economic activity? We do not coerce, but we know that only when we stand up for ourselves can our goals be achieved. If workers don’t understand the CSSTA, and not strike, we don’t know what would happen.
09:43 (Jinan Road) [Announcer] When the tear gas grenades come, use a towel to completely wet and cover your mouth and nose, when necessary, close your eyes, but try as hard as possible not to, but when your mouth and nose internalize the tear gas, it is difficult to regain movement, and tear gas moves with the air, right now the air flow in the parliament is strong, which is good, it is possible to evade the effects of tear gas by evading the air flow.
09:40 (Conference Hall) [Lin Fei-fan] I think discussing whether these acts are premeditated is meaningless. Where did the dissatisfaction and emotions come from, they come from President Ma’s press conference yesterday. The important thing is to know how the government will respond to the dissatisfaction. Our current stance is that until we achieve our demands, or until the government is willing to enter talks, we will not leave here. I urge my fellow students to not be discouraged, be steadfast, and not cooperate with the police, therein lies our hope.
09:35 (Jinan) [announcer] When the water hits you you must turn your head away, lie back, keep yourself close to the ground, keep your legs closed, and shield the back of your head with your hands. Lie down when there’s space to do so. Please secure your personal belongings and do not fall on other people. (practicing)
09:30 (Conference Hall) [Chen Wei-ting] Someone mentioned Wei Yang. He’s the leader over at the Executive Yuan, and is now at Special Police Dept. 6 HQ, and may be prosecuted later. Yesterday these students are exercising their civil right to disobey, they are not hooligans and should not be criminals. Wei Yang was only maintaining order at the location. Please shout with me: Wei Yang is not guilty! Wei Yang is not guilty!
09:22 (Jinan) [speaker] Things that may cause injury, like bracelets, should be secured in your bag. When you face the police link arms with the people around you and protect each other. Hold your hands tightly together and leave no gaps. When the police tries to carry you out just go limp. (practice)
09:21 (Conference Hall) [doctor] I am the head medic at the Parliament medical station. We go where injuries are. If the government continues, the world will see the ugliness of this government.
09:19 (Conference Hall) [doctor] There are doctors outside (although not our team) who were attacked by the police and injured. I want to say that we are very angry. We are all volunteers. With our white robe we have no politics, only service and sacrifice.
09:19 (Conference Hall) [Lin Fei-Fan] I think everybody is feeling bad. I just talked over phone with Wei Yang. He is now at the 6th team of mobile division of the police. He is accused for six cases. Everyone of us know that there could would be some price to pay for our action. But we know it’s Ma who deserves it, and he is not talking with us. Many people might wonder if we should retreat after what had happened. But we’ll say we never retreat. We won’t be violent, but we’ll protect (democracy) here peacefully. I want to ask you to do you best, hold on to the last minute. Thank you!
09:17 (Conference Hall) [Fellow Student] Does everyone see this picture? This what we all hope for, but right now nothing is like it at all. These past few days we have been living fear, it doesn’t matter if we’re inside or outside. (sobs) We know the police have been working hard, but we’re really afraid. But police are the ones who should be protecting us, yet everyone here in truth doesn’t even dare sleep. Those of us here, if we’re not skipping classes, then we’re absent from work, and don’t have the ability to keep this up for a long time. We really hope the big names come out to talk. Do you not hear our sounds? I hope that my friends did not bleed in vain. We demand that you come out and talk to us, we plead with you. Thanks.
09:07 (Conference Hall) [Chen Wei-ting] Hello, friends from media and around. The action last night occupying the Executive Yuan, is a non-violent protest just like us. However, Jiang (president of Executive Yuan) decided to suppress them. We feel really sad and in disbelief. Even though it wasn’t us who raised the action, we understand very well how they thought. Ma’s government still didn’t know what we are asking for, and trying to distract them. So we can understand very well how students in Executive Yuan felt. Ma’s government didn’t still know what we were asking for even yesterday, and trying to avoid them. So we can understand very well how students in Executive Yuan felt. They are having sit-in inside the Executive Yuan. It’s obvious an abuse of police power. We’ll continue staying in the Parliament, to wait for the government to respond to us. We urge the government to stop angering the citizens and cause larger protest. Later we’ll invite students who were in Executive Yuan and doctors to talk to us, then state our announcement about labor and student strike. Water cannons and riot police entered yesterday. We know there can be confrontation at any place. We’ll continue our non-violent sit-in, and we invite everyone in the society to join us.
09:07 (Conference hall) [Broadcast] In five minutes we will start our press conference.
08:56 (Conference hall) At about 9am we will announce the plan for labor and student strikes and circulate a sign up list.
08:19 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] (Morning newspaper reading time)
08:17 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] We need more fellow students to join the student security team. Please come to the service area to wait a moment. Everyone else, please rest, there are not a lot of demands on us right now, but we’re worried that later we might not have enough manpower.
08:12 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] We really don’t have that many resources. Members of the resource team will do their best to support everyone, but please don’t waste anything.
08:12 (Conference Hall) [Doctor] If later things develop into a fight, we will not get involved. Not getting involved means we will not join hands, grapple, or oppose police. If someone is hurt, please yell out loudly "I am hurt!" and we will go over. But before any action, we will not participate, but we will be with you to the very end.
08:12 (Jinan Rd. ) [Mr. Shih] Hello everybody. At lunch break on Thursday at work, I couldn’t manage to nap, so on Friday I came up here, saw that the situation wasn’t too difficult, and then came here with my co-workers. I’ve been working for three years now and have been to China a number of times, so I know how they have eaten our chip making and LED producing industries. The trade pact will really have a huge profit.
08:12 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] We thank this man for sharing his thoughts. Now let’s call out our slogan: Revoke CCSTA! Defend Democracy! Revoke CCSTA! Defend Democracy! Did that bring up everyone’s spirits?
08:10 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] (Introduces the arrangements of the conference hall to newly arrived friends) We hope that fellow students with experience can manage the important doors.
08:07 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Even though last night was was full of conflict, we really hope that today, here, we can maintain our rationality. Even though last night was was full of conflict, we really hope that today, here, we can maintain our rationality.
08:06 (Jinan Road) [Host] Thank you, fellow student. Just now while they were reading the newspaper, my heart was struggling, because I knew that a lot of what was being said was wrong, and they can use all kinds of methods to split us up - and then what will we all do? I just want to tell my friends, tell them it’s not like this. After this, I want to introduce my friend and fellow student. [Si-wei] Hello everybody! I come from the Taiwan Rural Front and my name is Siwei!
08:00 (Jinan Road) [Host] A hand-held speaker with black carrying strip and coated with piano-like finishing was lost, please help look for it if possible.
07:55 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Please move to the center and to the front so that we can pack more people in to the room. Also, please take good care of your belongings.
07:51 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] If you need vitamin pill and other health supplement please head for the supply station.
07:42 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The Resources Service Team is having a very tough day. Please bear with the lower efficiency and treasure the support from different sectors of the society.
07:40 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The supply of resources is reducing because there’re only limited access to the hall. Volunteers from the outside are trying their very best to bring our stuff in. The resources will be given to the doctors and the volunteers first. The supply of hot drinks is more sufficient. You can take your cup first.
07:33 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] People looking over gate number 8, be warned that there is a group of polices wearing regular clothing. If any of you guys feels very tired and knows friends who would like to take over, please tell "Little Fish" standing right next to me.
07:32 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Please clean up your surroundings.
07:28 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] All of you who have just joined us, please head to the front.
07:21 (Jinan Road) [Mr. Zeng, Lawyer] Everyone give all you can to defend until tonight. Even though there no doubt that tonight is going to be a harsh night, Lets all be here, okay? Out lawyers are currently backing us up with judicial support, so let us hold our ground until our goal has been accomplished.
07:20 (Jinan Road) [Mr. Zeng, Lawyer] The best counteraction to Mr. Jiang’s useless speech is to occupy and take over Executive Yuan right?
07:11 (Jinan Road) [Mr. Zeng, Lawyer] I understand that the police force on scene has been working shift by shift, and I understand that is very tough. But just think for one second, if you started to clear the protesters out, hurting some of them, would your commanding officer bear the responsibility for you? Let me tell you, they will abandon you, leaving you to your liabilities, therefore there’s no need for you to take their orders. In short, whatever your order is, don’t hurt our students.
07:07 (Conference Hall) [Speaker] Please be prepared, both mentally and physically. Water supply is at the back. Please take care and have some rest.
07:02 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] We are legal residents of Taiwan and we have the right to protest. [Protesters] Protect democracy! Revoke CSSTA!
06:58 (Conference Hall) [Speaker] Students who was originally assigned to guard the second floor please head to the second floor now.
06:56 (Qingdao E. Road) People decided to slow down and take a rest. However, they are still surrounded by police.
06:54 (Qingdao E. Road) Host asks students to pass down the bottled drinking water. Police forces stopped moving.
06:52 (Qingdao E. Road) Even though that protesters has the right-of-way at Qingdao East Rd. polices still pushes forward.
06.50 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) [Host] Do not make body contact with the police. Retreat back to Qingdao E. Road.
06.49 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Police push forward. People protesting at Qingdao E. Road moves to the sides allowing protesters from Legislative Yuan to pass through.
06.47 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Police request that roads leading all the way to Qingdao East Rd. to be evacuated so they can push the crowd over there.
06.46 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Atmosphere remains tense.
06.43 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) [Crowd] Peace! Peace! Let’s document everything with our cameras and cellphones.
06.41 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Police plan to push the crowd all the way back to Qingdao East Rd.
06.38 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) [Crowd] Let’s retreat back to Qingdao Rd.
06.37 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Water cannon were used against mass civilian and protesters.
06.35 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Protesters are startled, police forces pushes toward South.
06.34 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Water cannon stopped, but the police forces did not stop progressing.
06.33 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Police forces kept moving forward along with the water cannon truck.
06.32 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Water cannon has been restarted, they start counting down again.
06.31 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Host warned that they are restarting the water cannon. Polices said that they are not held responsible for any damage dealt.
06.30 (Jinan Rd.) [A citizen] Hello, everybody. I just got back from the Executive Yuan. I was not among those protesters who occupied the Executive Yuan. When they started, I was in Pingdong. I hopped on the train to here upon seeing the news. When I arrived, it was already 3 am, all cleared. What I saw then, was only a bunch of people sitting on the street, all soaking wet with devastated looks. I am not here to condemn the police, or to question the police power or the government. I am to ask everyone here, "Were you incited to do something strange or extreme?" What I am holding in my hand is a firebomb! 100% real gasoline. Some man handed it to me. He said, "Bro, you must tell those people at the Executive Yuan to be alert, alert about whether some people are purposefully provoking the public." It’d be unfair if our peaceful protest for six days and seven nights is sabotaged by some vandals. If your family and friends don’t know what kind of people are joining in this movement, (The police is gathering towards Qingdao E. Rd. and Chungshan S. Rd. Our folks there need helmets. Please contact the Supply Team if you can provide some.) and they ask you why you are doing something like this to harm your own country. Isn’t it unfair! If your friend is vandalizing, please stop him/her. It’s uncalled for. Citizen movement won’t go anywhere if there’s only aroused heat. The police doesn’t want to follow the order for this government.
06.28 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Really noisy, someone is trying to make a speech but it could not be heard.
06.26 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) [People] Protect democracy! Revoke CSSTA!
06.23 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Police ask the crowd to go back home and take a rest. They are still pushing forward.
06.20 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Voices are now about preventing bloodshed. Police are still planning to push the crowd back to Legislative Yuan. People are yelling "Police, put down your shield"
06.19 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Police are now pushing the crowd back to Legislative Yuan.
06.16 (Outside of Legislative Yuan) Medical team asks us to stop pushing against each other since they have seen too many casualties today. People want to go back to Legislative Yuan while police forces kept pushing forward.
06.14 (Jinan Road) The host started to read a newspaper article.
06:14 (Outside Executive Yuan) Third wave of riot police is now moving in. The crowds are demanding peace.
06:13 (Jinan Road) [Host] The volunteers of the resources services have been working overnight. If you are willing to help them out please go to tents here. Thank you.
06:13 (Outside Executive Yuan) Second wave of riot police is now moving in. There’s a lot of pushing.
06:11 (Outside Executive Yuan) The police is counting down to their action. There’s a major conflict going on out there.
06.10 (Jinan) [Hostx2] Dear my fellow friends, we will be leading the crowd starting now, [Jou]: We just swung by Executive Yuan. Although more of the students have left, there are still people sitting on the ground. They will need someone to lend them a raincoat and helmet. Please contact the supply manager if you have one available. We promise to give it back afterwards. We are purchasing newspapers so that we can read it to everyone later. Please take the time to recharge before sunrise.
06:07 (Outside Executive Yuan) The police are forcing the crowd to disperse with riot shields. The situation is messy and developing. Some protesters are now sitting down on the floor. Wei Yang is coordinating and handling the situation.
06:04 (Jinan Road) [Some individual lawyer] I bet a lot of you have read about the legality of protesting near executive government building under Taiwan’s current law. The gathering and protesting law of our nation is simply flawed. Lets take an example. If you are an individual who wants to protest against the government officials under current law, you are prohibited from going near all government buildings. Which means that all roads and boulevards near any government buildings are considered illegal ground to protest on. One would then be forced to protest at places no where to be seen by the public and media. In particular, all protesting activities on the Kai Boulevard (The one in front of president Ma’s office) is illegal. Even though, a lot of lawyers have asked the grand jury (explains the constitution of Taiwan) about this particular law. They waited for 5 years before telling the public that the gathering and protesting law is actually against our constitution. However, if one examines closely, one will notice that they purposely skipped the lines where the prohibited locations are defined and where the consequences are listed in the constitution. The grand jury chose the most irrelevant passage for the explanation (#318) Now, if the police are arresting every single people who have participated this event over the last few days, that would halt our judicial system for a extended period of time. The grand jury immediately realized that the statement they made was bizarre. So they made another statement about the constitution on the following day. Not only have they addressed the flaw in the previous statement, they also eliminated the gray area in that particular portion of the constitution by stating that all other statements made comply with the constitution. Someone then asked if we occupied the Legislative Yuan, police can use brute force against unarmed citizens. I have to say to my fellow policeman, your action is considered illegal at this point.
We are ready to fight for the protesters. To the people who stand their ground at the Legislative Yuan today, I have to say, well done. We will punish this unlawful country through judicial means and support you guys in the future. Only if we address the weakness of the country, then we can foresee our future. Lets do this.
06:00 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student from NTUST] I know that all of us loathe President Ma for moving a considerable amount of police forces from the all around the country to here. When the police came, we were all scared. But look it this way, we have different people from all walks of life in this protest...
05:58 (Qingdao E. Road) [Speaker] Starting tomorrow, we can have all kinds of discussion regarding all sorts of topics so that everyone can share their thoughts and have a deeper conversation. Since Taiwan is a democratic country, there will be no limit on any specific type of issue to be discussed. Also, we should not reprieve the ability for anyone to join the conversation because of his/her descriptive skills and position. This concept was also mentioned by Ms. Yang. Our goal is to let everyone have a chance to speak up, so we will not scrutinize every comments being made. Everyone should have an equal priority to participate since the discussion belongs to all of us.
05:25 (Jinan Road) [Student Chiu] We have practiced so many times on how to not get dragged away when the police are evacuating the area. We are prepared to [face off with the police]. We wanted to see if we can hold our ground until midnight when president Ma is supposed to address this issue publicly. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer people left, besides, I was sitting in the very front row. Police yelled at us fiercely and smashed their shield against the ground. [The police] asked us nicely to step back and we followed accordingly. Not to mention that I was sprayed by the water jet moment ago. I came from Taichung, and my goal today is to let even more people participate in this movement. On 3/19/2014, how many people actually have heard this agreement? There wasn’t too many until the issue went viral on Facebook. We need to let Nationalist’s party know that they cannot do whatever they want. We will let everyone see how our government treated us. We must protect our nation, Taiwan, with all our might.
05:15 (Jinan Road) [Student] We were at the Executive Yuan until police started to pull/drag people. We interlocked our arms to prevent from being pulled away. However, the use of high-pressure water jet make it so hard for us to stay together. Then. I was dragged into a crowd of policemen in no time. They pointed their stick at me saying nothing. I took it as a warning that if I don’t stand up and leave, they would have beaten me up. Also, One of the police has a strong scent of menthol on his hand. I have no idea what’s going on within this country.
05:11 (Outside Executive Yuan) [Announcer] We have blankets at the resource station. People who were sprayed by the water cannons can go to the resource station for blankets.
05:07 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Commander] Please, fellows students, move forward and leave.
05:07 (Jinan Road) [Speaker] Report of the situation at the Executive Yuan. Doctors and lawyers were unable to access the area from the back entrance, so formed a medical station at the left edge. Saw many lacerations and concussions from police batons, but the medical team treated them appropriately. After the police has forced the students towards the plaza, they used water cannons on them. Some students were unable to avoid the water cannons and were injured. The police then used shields to force together and expel students at the flanks. Despite earlier assurances from a female officer earlier, a new male officer is insisting that the medical team withdraw (announcer: protesters coming back from the Executive Yuan please go get warm clothes from the medical station) and despite our protests the officer stated that we will be cuffed or targeted by water cannons if we do not withdraw. Considering that we should not risk our volunteer medics, we withdrew. We could hear the police celebrating behind us. There has been no answer on how the 2nd wave of the injured should be treated. This is the medical team’s report.
05:07 (Executive Yuan) [Police?] Everyone, please head back to Legislative Yuan.
04:59 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Announcer] To avoid further conflict, there’s a constant flow of people leaving the Executive Yuan. The inside may will empty soon.
04:57 (Executive Yuan) [Apple Daily News] As of now, the area around the Executive Yuan has been cleared.
04:51 (Jinan Road) [Public] Everyone is tired right now. I just want to share my idea with others. Starting from the first day since I arrived here till now, I realized that even though we. the people are being split into two different forces, we are actually working towards the same goal. Please remember the people sitting next to every one of you, even, even though they might have been fighting for something that is drastically different from yours. Remember, you are the brave ones who willing to stand up for what you believe in. Information are being passed out from the Executive Yuan constantly, all I pray is peace inside the building. Please give the people who come out of the building a warm, encouraging hug. I am not sure if this [extent of protest] is something that we will see again in the near future, but this one will definitely be engraved in history. People are complicated, so there will always be multiple opinion toward any subject given. After the protest, I supposed that all of [the protesters] will have deep feelings towards ....(sobbing). By the way, There are police actions near the Executive Yuan, please pray for all of the people there. okay, everyone stay calm, since we cannot do any help by going [to the Executive Yuan], please do not panic. Just keep in touch with people you know.
04:48 (Executive Yuan) The tires of the approaching water cannon have been pierced. It is still approaching, though.
04:53 (Executive Yuan) There is a smell of tear gas. It is not confirmed whether the tear gas was deployed by the police or a protestor.
04:38 (Executive Yuan) Endless arguments arose, people have been calling for medical team.
04:38 (Executive Yuan) As of now, protesters are being dragged away from the building one by one.
04:33 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Announcer] For the moment, no one has come out from the medical treatment passageway.
04:32 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Announcer] There are only about 600 people left inside, police may force everyone out. Water cannon trucks have also arrived. (Crowd): Police retreat! Police retreat!
04:30 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Announcer] The water trucks have arrived.
04:29 (Executive Yuan) Police action continues. [Commander] Police, please do not use force. Face the water truck with your back.
04:29 (Executive Yuan) The police keep beating the protesters. A few minutes ago the water cannons started firing.
04:27 (Executive Yuan) [Announcer] Water trucks are being mobilised.
04:27 (Jinan Rd.) [Prof. Dong] Basically... (signal interrupted) ... he admitted something, which is that no one knows the consequences of signing the CSSTA. Shi Wei-chuan pulled out the CSSTA and said, you go read it yourself. I said, this is not a problem of law, it’s a problem of politics and responsibility, you have failed in your duty to explain policy to the people, but are telling the people to go read it yourself, this is unacceptable. I also want to share with you something. In Holland... sea level rising from climate change... (signal interrupted) ...Holland need to revise their land policy. He didn’t answer me. So I think we are legal. They should revise it, because it concerns our national policy. After more than 4k hours of deliberations Holland decided to return to the ocean what belonged to the ocean. Things like flood control, rezoning and many complex policy issues, they plan to gradually change national policy over the next 100 years in response to climate change. As for the ECFA, we should actively participate. That day at Lugang there were many cross-industry experts and I thought the meeting was meaningful. This change in basic national policy should be considered with the level of care they took in Holland. Right now the government doesn’t feel it is obligated to communicate with its citizens, for example regarding the risks of industries covered in the CSSTA being overwhelmed by Chinese capital in the boardroom, or whether we might be surrounded by Chinese internet hackers, but I don’t see them discussing that. Right now our problem is a lack of trust; even though parts of a policy might need to be kept confidential the policy as a whole must be publicly debatable. Our current crop of legislators feel that debate is unnecessary, but if the policy fails, it is the people that will pay the price. (signal outage)
04:26(Outside the Executive Yuan) [Announcer] Currently, there’s an old man holding a flag who seems to be handcuffed. Don’t know what his demands are and there don’t seem to be any police beside him.
04:24 (Jinan Road) [Host] Actually, I should tell everyone, over here we’re all very safe, because this protest has been approved as legal, but because the Executive Yuan was forbidden territory, and so it was it is a hazy area. Now, there are some students outside the main gate giving support to the students inside. Now, let’s invite Head of Department Dong from Tainan Arts University ___ Department.
04:24 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Announcer] Now, there’s a woman who’s told us that the side entrance to the Executive Yuan (Beimen E. Rd.) is under riot control, she hopes that people could come help. Now people are holding hands trying to keep a path open for medical personnel, and we hope we can keep that pathway unblocked.
04:23 (Executive Yuan) [Commander] people have been expelled to Chungshao E. Rd., the outside cordon around the entrance to the Executive Yuan. Probably thousands are here.
04:12 (Executive Yuan) [Announcer] The police has formed a wall at the entrance. People have pushed the police barricade aside earlier. There is violent conflict here, and many people seem to be rushing forward. We ask people to stay calm, rushing forward will only result in injuries.
04:10 (Executive Yuan) [Anchor] Police is entering via Chungshan S. Rd.
04:08 (In front of the Executive Yuan) [Apple Daily Live] On the NTU news forum, users point out that police at the gate threaten people and refuse to the the media record, but those at the Executive Yuan shout loudly to let the media through, let the media record.
04:07 (Jinan) [Mr. Lin] I was born in the 70s. I am ashamed. When I graduated I easily found a good job with a good salary. I feel that you are doing what people in the past couldn’t do: planning and self-control. You have managed to get tens of thousands together to protest. I believe even if the CSSTA passes we will still be competitive. I hope you will not be inflamed and remember why you came here in the first place. Nothing important is easily accomplished. I hope you will continue to support your student leaders. They have good strategies and clear minds. I have many friends who used to support this but backed off because of the occupation of Executive Yuan. I hope you will think about what you are doing here. You represent Taiwan. Think about what attracted you here. Supporting is hard, democracy is majority rule, and we only have a maybe a few tens of thousands here. We need to think about how to attract more people. First is time: how long should this movement continue? Second is how to attract uncaring people. Third is marketing. If we run a company the incapable people should be fired, but we can’t do that for our elected officials. Please be considerate of dissenting voices and continue to insist on yur core principles. I also hope salary earners in society allow these students the leeway for error; they are doing what you can’t do. Don’t just offer suggestions from the sidelines when they’ve done something, don’t try to supplant them but rather support them. Finally, I’d like to say that A GDP-leading country may not be a happy country, economy is not the most important thing here. Finally, I’d like to try to convince the police here to join us (applause) Please remember your family, they are also victims of oppression. I hope to see police officers take off their uniforms and join us. Thank you.
04:04 (Outside of Executive Yuan) [Commander] Police has not agree to any accommodations; therefore no media reporters could be seen in the building. Police have been using forces against the protesters despite that their actions have already been identified. Hope there will not be any bloodshed. It’s being heard that all student all student protesters left are located in the main entrance.
04:04 (Executive Yuan) [Commander and Public] Revoke CSSTA！Protect Democracy！Let the media reporters go in！ Let the media reporters go in！ Let the media reporters go in！ Let the media reporters go in！
04:04 (Executive Yuan) [Commander] Incited the people again to think of their patriotic conscience
04:03 (Executive Yuan) [Apple TS] Police actions have started at every entrance.
04:00 (Executive Yuan) [Commander] Please send backup to the small door located on the left side of the building. There are a few people still sitting there. Even though there aren’t a lot of people, we still need support. Also, please encourage the police to let press and media reporters get through.
03:57 (Executive Yuan) [Commander] Police retreat! x4 Those at Beiping E. Rd., please don’t rush over headlong, it’ll weaken the defense. Everyone please guard your own gate, thank you. Police, please don’t push and shove.
03:56 (Conference Hall) [Lawyer] Standing here is a kind of a siege. Some are wondering if your morale will collapse because of this, and may retreat or charge. When you collapse the movement will dissipate, and they need not deal with the problem. Do you want them to succeed? (No!) Maintain your morale, and I will stay here with you.
03:54 (Conference Hall) [Lawyer] Please don’t be afraid. We are still strong. Although some have attacked the Executive Yuan, as long as we are here, in this center of citizen sovereignty, as long as the Parliament Speaker not issue the command... without (speaker) Wang’s orders, riot police cannot enter. The one issuing the command to the police is the one acting against the constitution, but it is good to be prepared.
03:47 (Conference Hall) [Student] The lawyer and medical group are still with us, please thank them with applause.
03:45 (Jinan Road) [Teacher] (This is a part of 03:34 (Jinan Road) [Director Lee Hui-ren])
03:37 (Executive Yuan) [Student] Please be careful of your head when the police drags you away, because when the police has you surrounded the media won’t be able to see or record you.
03:36 (Outside the Executive Yuan) [Host] From tomorrow on, we’ll not let the Ma administration slide. So let’s not do anything that’ll give them an excuse to silence us!
03:34 (Jinan Road) [Director Lee Hui-ren] (supplemented by entry at 03:45 (Jinan Road) [Announcer]) In a quest for freedom on the street, should we, based on the views of the unseen multitude... (signal interrupted) ... let us slowly not think about other possibilities. You can oppose me or talk to me once I step off this stage, isn’t this the precious freedom we’ve been looking for? Finally, we have been calling to "rescind the CSSTA, against the lack of transparency" etc., but we have not been trying to analyze the small details and explain them, explain what we are really looking for. "Against the lack of transparency" is to be against the serious procedural flaws; "anti-CSSTA" is to be against those already benefiting ... (signal interrupted) we are for Taiwan and against romantic delusions. We have never thought about what kind of economic success we should be fighting for? If we are only seeking GDP growth, the money is only flowing into coffers of large conglomerates. We should think together about the limitations and the demands of this movement. I do not make inflammatory speeches, because I want you to think about what you really want. I just came back from the Executive Yuan, and I am heartbroken. Police batons and water cannons are a part of the activism of old that I have never been a part of. This is a backward step for democracy. In this painful night, let us lower our heads and pray, even if you are hard at work as a materials or security volunteer... (signal interrupted) we need to stay sitting silently and work hard together. Thank you. If you are against me please dialogue with me, this is what democracy is all about.
03:33 (Jinan) Director: Thanks to 心儀, at the begging, we do have people dragged away by the police. Now we invite the police. Now we invite director Lee Hui-ren to share why she got dragged away.
03:30[In front of the Executive Yuan](Students) Right now police are dragging away people in the atrium. I’m the plaza of the Executive Yuan. There are a lot of people crowded here. The main defence now is the path at the front entrance of the Executive Yuan.
So far there are no water trucks, they’re dragging people away by hand.
03:29[In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Defend for democracy! Defend for democracy!
03:28 (Jinan) [Ms. Lin] I’d like to say that the danger of injury exists also in a peaceful protest. Any protest may be met with violence. If you are afraid of being hurt, please go home. If you choose to stay here you risk violence. We have only one enemy, and our request is the same, don’t be divided. If you choose to go on, we are united. Please write the phone numbers of lawyers on your hand, and remember the safety SOP that we talked about earlier. Let us safely defend our principles. We are all on the same team! Thank you.
03:24 (Jinan) [student] The situation at the Executive Yuan is becoming more serious... (speaker change) ... but we don’t need to panic, they will probably not do the same here. Please respond with the tactics previously discussed. (speaker change) Hello all, I’m from Taipei. I ask that people don’t get mad at the junior officers, we should get mad at the government. (speaker change) Let me summarize: If you are asked why you came here, say "go ask the government." We are the answer, and the answer is democracy!
03:24 [In front of the Executive Yuan] (turmoil begins)(Students): Calm down, sit down, calm down, sit down!
03:19 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Reject Service Pact & defend for democracy!
03:17 [In front of the Executive Yuan] Security volunteer: My police friends, I know you’re here just because it’s your job. But the people here are students, salarymen, please don’t hurt them.
03:15 (Jinan) [student] Security volunteers have been targeted to be dragged away by the police, so be careful. Please listen to the announcer and not make strange noises. Women may ask to have female police officers evict them. I was there yelling. The will push you on your chin, which is very dangerous because you will bite your tongue. Also, they will chase away the media, so those of you in rows 5 and 6 can make your own recordings. We seem well-dressed now because we cleaned up before coming here. Our anger is not from being cursed at, it’s because our democracy has sunk to this low point.
03:14 (Executive Yuan) [security volunteer] When the police try to remove you, do not resist. If you resist they will become aggressive. They are armed with batons. Just be limp so that removal will be harder.
03:14[In front of the Executive Yuan](students) Call the police, call the police to arrest the police!
03:12 [Jinan] Student: I was wearing a pair of glasses, but now it’s gone. They just drag me on the ground, it’s hurt. I want to warn our female friends, this might hurt you a lot. I think these are not the police’s fault. It’s Ma Ying Jeou’s fault! But beware that some police might kick you if they had a chance.
03:12 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Let go! Let go! Let go! Let go!
03:11 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Please sit down, let the people from the rear could see what is happening.
03:10 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Reject Service Pact & defend for democracy! Police stay back!
03:08 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Please do not block the medical path!
03:05[In front of the Executive Yuan](students) You can’t catch this many people! Take a shower and go to bed!
03:05 [In front of the Executive Yuan] (security volunteers) Police are starting to drag people off row by row. Please sit down and link hands to make it harder.
03:03 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students): Police stay back! Police stay back! Police stay back!
03:01 [Jinan] Lawyer: Please don’t forget to collect evidence, use your phone-camera to take a picture of your wound. The more of this kind of evidence the better. Any bruise and blood trace could be an evidence. Police will have the record of this whole event, so please write down these: who, what, when and where in detail before you forgot. How to define "in detail"? Like names, nicknames, road name...etc. You could tell someone about your depiction, It will be great if you can let those who is not involved understand the whole story. There is another tricky part: it is hard to identify policemen, please look for their serial number, their badge, but this is surely a difficult task. If you encounter a policemen and you cannot resist, please relax and lay on the ground, let the policemen to take you away. Do not stand up to give him a chance to attack you, do not curse or wave your arms and legs, this might be taken as you are attempting to attack policemen. If you have a phone-camera or any other device, do not forget to record these whole event. And if you’re expelled, they might let you go at somewhere else, or you might be taken to the police station. If you’re in the police station, please tell them: 1. You want a lawyer 2. You want to exercise your right to silence.
03:01 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students) Let go the people! Let go the people! Let go the people!
03:00 [Jinan][speaker: Thanks to 佳樺, we must not let this happen again (not complete yet), now let lawyers give a talk.
02:59 [In front of the Executive Yuan](Students) Leave a path for medical aid
02:59 [In front of the Executive Yuan] Altercation taking place.
02:55[In front of the Executive Yuan] (Students): Police retreat, police retreat!
02:54 (Jinan) [speaker] Are we hooligans? I think so, because when Ma was elected the definition of hooliganism has been changed. We are the people who resist tyranny! (applause) In the movie Seediq Bale there was a quote... (missed) ... if you want us to accept the CSSTA, we will let you see the honour of "hooligans"! (applause) Thank you for staying inside Parliament. Today you should call your legislator and let them know how you feel... (missed)... we are brothers to our fellow police. I hopewe keep our anger hot but stay calm. We do not want violence to recur. We want president Ma to know that the events inside the Executive Yuan cannot recur! (missing...)
02:52(In front of the Executive Yuan)[host] Volunteers on-site and of the supply team, we need food and rations!
02:51 (Jinan) [speaker] (translator’s note: this is still director Lee, so is being added to his speech at 02:38) (suggest just putting director Lee’s name to avoid confusion?)
02:50[Executive Yuan](host) Requesting helmets for our friends at the front lines on Beiping E. Rd. If you’re willing to lend yours, please leave you name with our supply team.
02:49 [Executive Yuan] What I want to tell you all is this: We have parents waiting for us to come home. We have partners waiting for us to come home. Perhaps not today, perhaps not tomorrow, but one day we will return and tell them that we saved Taiwan, isn’t that right? (Note: "isn’t that right/yes or no" is often used as a rallying cry, followed by a chorus of "Right!")
02:47 (Executive Yuan) Earlier, around 23:30, a protester observed a cameraman from TVBS knock over a garbage can to be able to film "chaos". http://imgur.com/ACCH8vk
Later, TVBS official site has claimed that the staff in picture was putting back the garbage can cause they accidentally knocked it over when setting up the wire. http://news.tvbs.com.tw/entry/525466
02:43 (Executive Yuan) A protester published on his facebook page: F**k, I just had to send an evacuated protester who was beaten unconscious, suffered bilateral wheezing and stridor as well as a focal seizure to NTU hospital. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=813893505291506&id=100000125932159&stream_ref=10
02:41 (Executive Yuan) [Announcer] Friends on Beiping E. Rd., if the police there is out of control, we should retreat slowly towards the plaza, and don’t charge forward. Please take a break, if we have new information we will announce it.
02:39 (Executive Yuan) [Host] I want to say something to people in the front who intend to incite others: Thinking about your conscience of being Taiwanese!
02:38 (Executive Yuan) [Announcer] Do not try to move the police barricades, you will get hurt. We ask volunteers to watch the barricades and not let provocateurs do what they like.
02:38 (Jinan Road) [Director Lee] (combined with his speech at 02:51) When you see images of the police striking students you may get mad, but please remember the police is a citizen too. I want to use my anger to ask people two things. 1) We need to keep our anger hot, and turn it into a will to protect the students at the Parliament. 2) We need to be firm on the target of our anger, it is not the police but [Premier] Jiang and [President] Ma. [dissenting noises from offstage] I hope the police here not lose control like the police at the Executive Yuan. Please stay calm. Can we give our police officers here a round of applause to thank them for their hard work? (applause) I am still really angry, so would like to talk about President Ma as a person. He loves to say "act according to law" and we feel that’s right, because we’ve been educated that way. Ma believes in the law. Do you know that he opposed the removal of art. 100 of the Criminal Code? But we elected him president anyway. This is why I’m angry. He froze 1/2 the budget of national public television, because there are pan-green staffers there. We protested and they forced the budget cut through the legislature.
(translator’s note: "article 100 of the criminal code: "Those attempted and acted to destroy our political unity, occupy our sovereign territory, and overturn the government, shall be sentenced to no less than 7 years in prison; leaders shall be sentenced to life in prison. Those preparing to violate this code shall be sentenced between 6 months and 5 years in prison." This article was often used to suppress dissident speech, including but not limited to speech advocating Taiwan independence and pro-communism. This article was eventually amended to "Those attempting to violently or coercively act ..." thus dissident speech became free from art. 100 prosecution)
02:37 (Executive Yuan) [Male voice] In addition, there were two DPP legislators standing in front with us, but they were also dragged off. It’s obvious that legislators are useless now. Don’t feel safe just because you see a legislator in front-right now, they are unarmed civilians just like us.
02:35 (Executive Yuan) [Male voice] The girl who was inside with me was already sent to the emergency room bleeding from head wounds, so the rumor that they don’t beat girls is not true. Please protect ourselves and hold out till morning.
02:33 (Executive Yuan) [Announcer] The situation is getting more stable on Beiping E. Rd. If the police force us back, keep your steps steady, and do not push forward. Let’s have a round of applause for our friends on Beiping E. Rd. (applause and cheering).
02:29 (Executive Yuan) [announcer] Friends, we should try to hold till morning, but if the situation turns more serious, we will not force people to remain. People need to prioritize their own personal safety.
02:29 (Conference Hall) [anchor] From the police eviction action at the Executive Yuan you can see that it is the riot police and the government that is losing control, not the people, not the students. We must persist!
02:27 (Executive Yuan) [announcer] Back away slowly, do not charge forward. link arms and back off slowly, do not push. Go back to the plaza and sit down. Do not attack the police.
02:25 (Executive Yuan) [students] Police back off! Police back off! Police back off! Police back off!
02:24 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] If people at Executive Yuan have been driven out, you can go back to Parliament.
02:24 (Executive Yuan) [host] To our friends in the back, please don’t push forward. Stay where you are and hold hands. If you push forward, those in the front will get hurt.
02:23 (Executive Yuan) Students: Stand back! Stand back!
02:19 (Executive Yuan) [Anchor] The commander asks everyone to rest for our physical strength. We don’t have any activities now.
02:11 (Conference Hall) [host] Though you guys might be scared, and something unpleasant might have happened, I hope everyone can sleep well. We provide eye shades and ear plugs for everyone.
02:08 (Executive Yuan) The water which you got from the supply team is not for drinking, but for washing your eyes in case of tear gas. Please don’t throw the water bottles at the police.
02:07 (Executive Yuan) Describing the SOP for being evacuated.
02:05(Executive Yuan)[commander] Their method of dispersing us is to put us on police cars, use water cannon trucks, and smoke bombs (followed by teaching how to combat the SOP) Please don’t throw the water bottle at the police! Do not attack the police!
02:05 (Executive Yuan) Can the friends from supply team distribute the materials? Water and and towelettes.
02:02 (Executive Yuan) [female voice] Medical crews have arrived. Please leave a passage for the medical crews to enter.
02:02 (Executive Yuan) [female voice] Anyone needs goods? Water or premoistened towelette? Please raise your hand when in need.
02:01 (Executive Yuan) Please keep a passage for medical services, thank you.
02:01 (Executive Yuan) A helicopter is filming from some distance.
01:56 (Executive Yuan) Legislators approach the front line (Everyone cheers in support)
01:56 (Executive Yuan) Please do not assault the police! (Someone threw a firecracker at the police)
01:55 (Executive Yuan) [Leader] (Speaking to the students sitting at the middle) If they start carrying off people from the front, and start moving towards the plaza, I will call out a slogan, "Front, stand up! Advance to the main door!"
01:50 (Executive Yuan) [Students singing] "Turn around and stand with the people, turn around and stand with the people, turn around and stand with the people!"
01:46 (Executive Yuan) [Wei Yang] Our principle is to not continue pushing forward, nor to retreat and sit at the plaza. If there are still friends from outside who’d like to come in, we heartily welcome you, and everyone can together defend this place.
01:45 (Jinan) [Lin Fei-fan] ....on Qingdao E. Rd, there were thirty-some young people, who with a single slogan set off for the Executive Yuan. At the entrance of the Executive Yuan on Qingdao E. Rd, they started pushing, and many members of the student security team were caught in between and totally unable to even breathe. But when I asked them, why do you want to charge them, why do you want to rush them, what is your purpose? Who are you resisting? They didn’t have an answer. So I think a responsible movement must, before making its move, explain itself to the people, and explain itself to itself. We must be integrated, and explain the real hazards of this movement to the friends around you. Only then is it a responsible move. So I hope that all of us students - I know I’ve heard news about this for days now, all of us in the conference hall, we all keep hearing that outside the conference hall everyone is restless, they want to storm this door or that door. But when I came out, I discovered that our allies out here on Jinan road, you’re actually lovable, you’ve waited persistently all these days, so calmly, so maturely, let’s everyone give themselves a hearty round of applause! Please, let’s also give a shout of "Go!" to our classmates at the Beiping E. Rd. side of the Executive Yuan. Only through steady support do we have the chance of winning. If we continue to support each other, then we will continue to persevere. We will defend the legislature. The longer we defend it, then this government’s legislative control center will be paralyzed by us for more days. We will see how long Ma Ying-jeou and Ma’s government can endure this. Let’s all together persist onwards. Thank you everyone, you are are working so hard!
01:42(Executive Yuan) [Wei Yang] If we were broken through, just maintain our principle: sit-in with peace. [Commander] Please lead people to the back door, the police have started bursting into from that.
01:41 (Jinan Rd.) [Lin Fei-fan] I dont know if everyone knows, maybe many people already know this news, but some of the students occupying the Executive Yuan by Beiping E. Rd, over there, many students have been beaten and are bleeding, this is something that just happened. Perhaps in a bit, there will be a few friends who evacuate the Executive Yuan and go to the Legislative Yuan. When they arrive and you see them, please give them a hug, and give them some support. What I must say is this: During this entire movement, we’ve always hoped to maintain our principle of a peaceful, nonviolent protest. But our friends, at this moment are facing undisguised government violence. But our friends, at this moment are facing undisguised government violence. At the time, when many of them prepared to occupy the Executive Yuan, my heart was very hesitant, but they still went and did it. Why was I hesitant? Because I knew the kind of petty person that Jiang Yihwa is, he’s not a particularly enlightened person. Our classmates there, the situation they face now, with water cannons and police batons - people are already lying on the ground and the batons are still aimed at their heads! In the conference room when all of us saw the news report, every single person cried. When I was just at the corner of Qingdao E. Rd., I heard many people saying that we all together went to occupy the Executive Yuan, that every person was really erratic. People, let me tell you, no matter where we walk from here, what we go to from here, we will continue to press inwards. Me, I beg of everyone, you MUST be calm. This afternoon, when...
1:40 (Executive Yuan) Police gave protesters the possibility to leave. They did not. Students said some one got hurt.
Police keep evicting the protesters.
01:38 (Executive Yuan) Commanding officer, come out! Commanding officer, come out! We want to speak to the highest ranking officer. Could you please not use armed force to drive out us students? Let’s cry it out loud, ok? Sit down! Sit down! Sit down! [Leader]Please, those of you who are just taking photographs, hurry up and leave. (Announced where the first aid station near the Executive Yuan is)
01:35 (Executive Yuan) [Leader] We invite the commanding officer of the police to come out and converse with us.
01:33 (Executive Yuan) [Wei Yang] The supporters of Su Cheng-Chang, we ask them to come down here and support us too! (cheering) Let’s call out our demands: Revoke CCSTA, Defend Democracy! Persist in occupying the Legislature! Let’s thank Su Cheng-Chang for coming here today to support us. (Applause)
01:33 (executive Yuan) [Student] You didn’t answer my question at all!
01:32 (Executive Yuan) [Su Cheng-Chang] Please, everyone exercise self restraint, only then will we win the support of society. I hope that everybody does not have any irrational ideas, and do not break public property, using rushing in to.... (cut off by student)
01:30(Executive Yuan)[Student] How can the DPP protect us?
01:29(Executive Yuan)[Su Cheng-Chang] I come representing the DPP to express care and to call on you not to resort to using force.
01:30 (Executive Yuan) [Su Chen-Chang] We hope this can stay peaceful and rational so we achieve our goal and care for the students. We’ve heard that some were beaten, some were bleeding. We hope we can help the injured students, help them leaving here and receive medical treatment. We demand that no armed force be used, we should control ourselves. To all the friends here, please care for our country, express your demands. Only non-violent demands will garner support You are supported only when without armed force. I am here representing the care of the DPP.
01:21 (Executive Yuan) [Wei Yang] announcement: Ke Jien-Ming and Frank Hsieh (Hsieh Chang-Ting) have arrived here. (reporters come up and push each other). Why? What I want is just a direct reply from the Ma government. Why can he send riot police to drive us away?
Su Chen-Chang: Today we especially said, president Ma... (chaos, some people shouted ’sit down!’)
Student: Reporters here, excuse me, could you please step back a bit? We want to give the microphone to Wei Yang. The signal is too weak now, and we won’t be able to hear it.
Su Chen-Chang?): Friends, the country is ours! Today... (chaos) Don’t attack the students! (crowd yelling ’Police step back!’)
01:20 (Executive Yuan) [Wei Yang] Reporter friends, please don’t push each other. Yell with me ’don’t push each other!’.
01:20 (Executive Yuan) Conflict between reporters.
01:16 (Executive Yuan) Ke Jien-Ming and Su Tseng-chang have arrived here. Please let us through.
01:16 (Executive Yuan) [Students] Riot police stay back! Riot police stay back!
01:08(Executive Yuan) Wei Yang: Please sit to the front. Do not use violence. Do not fight back. We just want to stop police rushing out. Thanks! (Videographer: Block the building and occupy the aisle.)
01:03(Executive Yuan) Videographer: There is a water canon at back door. The eviction might occurd here might occurd from this place. It’s full of people between the front door and back door.
Speaker: I didn’t be with guys in first day. I was at Yunlin. But now I stand together with you!
01:02(Executive Yuan) Second speaker: Do not be alone. Do not have the conflict with police. It’s their responsible to use violence. Don’t be panic if we are drove away. The police in this day is pretty violence. This country is insane.
00:59(Executive Yuan) Speaker: We know that people here are nervous cause we are all facing this situation first time. Today, police forces are not going to attack us but to have eviction. So don’t be afraid. Because we still own our fortress -- Parliament.
Videographer: This might be the first place conflict occurs. I can see the water cannon.
Teacher is telling the SOP.
00:54(Executive Yuan) [Videographer is still moving] Speaker: Today, we have occupied Parliament and Executive Yuan!... [Videographer has moved to the back door] Videographer: People here are all worried, holding towels and waiting. It seems that people in Parliament has evacuate and occupy the plaza.
00:50 (Jinan Rd.) Advice to protesters from a lawyer on Jinan Road:
This time, no one is exempt from their democratic rights. If the police seize you, please call a lawyer. If you don’t understand Mandarin too well, you can ask for someone who speaks your language to translate for you. Also, interrogations at night are prohibited, at night you can say you want to rest and not be interrogated at night.
Before your case is handled, you have three rights: 1) To remain silent. 2) To select counsel. 3) To tell the police evidence that may benefit your case. And to understand their questions clearly before answering. They might use abstruse language to ask you questions, but they must make their questions clear to you. If you don’t understand the questions asked of you, you can say you don’t understand, this is your right. Finally, make sure of the transcript before you sign it, you must always remember to be clear of all the words on the transcript. If there’s a single line that wasn’t your intended meaning, you can ask the police to fix it for you.
Finally, preserve evidence. Supposing during a struggle you were accidentally hit, the injury from being pushed by someone else is the evidence, and immediately examine the injury and keep evidence of it - if someone saw it, then they are a witness, or take a picture. We all must together keep going! (contact number 02-25231178 or 02-25231126)
00:46 (Executive Yuan) Police are removing journalists journalists that are trying to document their actions towards captivated students.
00:37 (Executive Yuan) The crowd: Police stay back, calm down!!
00:37 (Executive Yuan) Everyone calm down!
00:36 (Executive Yuan) Protesters were telling a cameraman to film the police’s actions and not the protesters. When the protesters turned the camera around themselves, the TV station immediately switched to another camera. The news station refused to film the police.
00:31 (Executive Yuan) While the students sitting on the ground, shouting "Peace! Peace!", the police started beating the crowd with their bats. People started running around, and policemen were chasing them, swinging their bats at everything within their reach. Now the protesters are sitting on the street again, raising their hands, shouting "Peace! Peace!"
00:29 (Executive Yuan) The crowd: Police stay back.
00:28 (Executive Yuan) Police started cracking down on students, with over a dozen being taken to hospitals so far.
00:16 (Executive Yuan Main Door) [Speaker] Tell yourself, "What I’m doing today is right, because I’m standing on the land of my nation, we are all proud to be Taiwanese!"
12:15 (Executive Yuan) 江宜樺 will have compress-conference
March 23, 2014
22:50 Apparently a group of protesters are trying to get into the Executive Yuan.
22:40 (Executive Yuan) The police are asking protesters to sit down. The people shout "Go away! Go away!".
22:15 (Executive Yuan) We will have a press conference on 22:30 for the justification
and to deal with the occupation
22:14 (Executive Yuan) [Host] This is a revolution. This is a protest. Please protect yourselves when police are coming. Hook arms with your neighbour, so that they can not carry you away.
There will be a press conference at 23:00pm
22:07 (Executive Yuan) Two attorneys are talking to the crowd. Once the government has crossed the line, the constitution is invalid! We have a citizenry that is more advanced than our laws. I ask everybody to keep the flame going.
2nd lawyer: I am Taiwanese, but last year I moved to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is at a very crucial point now, in 2017 they are going to have (couldn’t hear what). Everybody knows that it is political in nature. Many of the news networks in Hong Kong have been victims of aggressive threatening.
If you look at Ukraine, Egypt, the same thing is happening here now. We have realized that our representative system has too many problems, democracy has been distorted. Let the politicians know that their pride and callousness will no longer be tolerated.
The Executive Yuan’s live stream can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTxGjgRu3Xs
21:57 (Executive Yuan) [Broadcaster] Please, friends on the second and third floors, come down to the first floor!
21:45 (Executive Yuan) [Broadcaster] The people upstairs, please tell us who is responsible. Everyone calm down, the situation is to our advantage! The police won’t attack because they can’t give responsibility if anyone is injured! If you have a phone, please call anyone you can to come support us at the Executive Yuan.
21:43 (Executive Yuan) [Protesters] Pass it on! Protect your eyes, or else you’re get blind!
21:42 (Executive Yuan) [Protesters] Protect your eyes! The anti-riot water truck is waiting on the street!
21:41 (Executive Yuan)
21:41 (Executive Yuan) Some protesters are holding a upside-down national flag out the window.
21:36 (Executive Yuan) [Host] We’re hearing the sound of generators starting, it looks like they’re setting up the speakers.
21:35 (Conference Hall) [Host] We are attributing work. We need people who have various specialties and hope everyone don’t leave (Everyone applauds)
21:34 (Executive Yuan) Somebody collapsed at the main door.
21:33 (Executive Yuan) Protesters shout "Police Retreat!"
21:33 (Jinan Road) [Satish Kumar] We have many many great examples in History. We used to have a very big empire, British empire and Sun never set under the British empire. But with the power of non-violence and power of people, Mahatma" Gandhi and many many great leaders, ... the non-violence and the British empire came down. In the same way, power of non-violence and power of the people brought down the racial discrimination led by Martin Luther King
21:32 (Executive Yuan) [Protester] If you see a yellow or red truck, it’s an anti-riot water truck. The anti-riot water truck’s effective range starts after 30 meters. So we have to surround it closely to render it useless, and please protect your eyes!
21:30 (Jinan Road) [Satish Kumar] Thank you TJ for giving me this opoptunity to speak to you. This is my first visit to your beautiful island Taiwan. My friend in England wrote a book called "Small is Beautiful". And keep it that way. Sometime people think that super power is America or China or Russia, but real super power is people power. Sometime people think that power come from the power of the gun or the nuclear weapons. But the real power is the power of the people and the power of non-violence
21:28 (Executive Yuan) [Host] The chaos is not caused by protesters, but by journalists!
21:25 (Executive Yuan) [Host]: Repeat after me! Everyone sit down! Give a way to the ambulance!
21:21 (Executive Yuan) Lawyers arrived on site.
21:20 (Executive Yuan) Protesters shout "Reporters back!"
21:17 (Executive yuan) Five people have been arrested. The atmosphere is slowly relaxing.
21:16(Executive Yuan) People on the second floor don’t worry. Lawyers are on the spot.
21:15 (Executive Yuan) Apparently anti-riot water trucks arrived on scene. The water truck starts firing. Protesters shout "Police retreat!".
21:14 (Conference Hall) [Lawyer] teaching when you face the violence action from police how can you do reaction. Say
If you face any law situation on the site call (02)2523-1118 (Taiwan phone) to contact a lawyer
21:14 (Executive Yuan) An ambulance has arrived on scene. [People] Don’t climb up anymore!
21:10 (Executive Yuan) A group of about eight paramedics carrying medical supplies just entered the building.
21:04 (Executive Yuan) The main door was opened and people started entering. The media also entered the building. An injured person left the building and the people call for a doctor.
21:02(Executive Yuan) It reported that the injured are police officers. Some people stop others from climbing up to second floor.
21:01 (Executive Yuan) Some people are stopping others from climbing up.
20:57 (Executive Yuan) Some people start shouting "Sit down!", while slowly more and more are entering the building.
20:54 (Executive Yuan) More windows are being opened. Some people shout "don’t break the windows", others call for support to keep the police away.
20:50 (Executive yuan) A window was broken.
20:50 [Executive Yuan] Do not public property! Sit Down! Don’t let the police come here! Sit Down! Be careful!
20:44 (Executive Yuan) People are climbing into the building using a ladder. The mood has heated up, people are shouting "Enter! Enter!"
20:43 (Executive Yuan) Someone entered the building, causing excited applause. [People] Police pull back! Police pull back!
20:30(Conference)[Lin Fei Fan]: Because of government and President Ma’s not concerns people response so let people kind of panic and out of control. that’s why the protesters wanted to held more aggressive actions. However, from now on, all students and others protesters we hope all of us can keep the not-violence and peaceful protest way.
Because President Ma not take people’s voice seriously and keep reject them,
He need to face the all responsibilities of what happen now and latter.
Tomorrow om 9:00 we will held a press conference about the strike’s information
20:26 (Executive Yuan) [Guide 3 - brown jacket] If the police doesn’t act, we don’t act, please do not take any actions ok? (ok!) Please listen to directions from the volunteer team. (Applause)
20:26 (Executive Yuan) [Guide 2 - blue jacket] People! We are - blue jacket] People! We are too many for the police to carry away, is that right? (YES!) Thus, do we need to provoke the police? (NO!) So let us sit here until the whole place is full, what do you think? (YES!) Please listen to commands. (Applause)
20:25 (Executive Yuan) [Wei Yang] Hello everyone, I am Wei-Yang. All of you, pick up your phones. We want to start a Taiwan-wide student strike. Thus pick up your phones, and contact your classmates, teachers and professors. Taiwan-wide student strike! This is not just a student movement. We don’t only control the Legislative Yuan, but also the Executive Yuan!
20:20(Conference)[Host] Lin Fei Fan will announce about the explaination of the Executive Yuan
20:06 (Qingdao E.) [Host] The Executive Yuan’s main gate was broken!
The action was be held by students from many places not by黑色島國青年聯盟
19:37 (Qingdao E.) [Host] The Executive Yuan was successfully occupied! Everybody please move in and fill the space in the yard.
19:36 (Conference Hall) [Host] We will hold a press conference after 6 minutes. If you have any questions, we will explain to you later.
19:33 (Qingdao E.) We are dispatching people to the Executive Yuan now. [Host] We just got another news. Our friends decided to expand the protest!! Occupy the Executive Yuan !!! If you are willing to, please go to the executive Yuan to support us !! Please proceed to ZhongShan North Road. If you want to stay it’s also ok. Right now the first rank already entered the gates. Now please call out with me: Occupy the Executive Yuan !! We cannot lose this time !! This is a confirmed information. Those who sit inside do not move. Students at Qingdao East Road support you, and those who want to stay can move towards. Those who on those who on the sides please move in the center, we need to keep the strategical position and extend the manifestation. Please sit closer, we need to fill out the Executive Yuan and maintain the strategical position. 7-11 in the intersection of Qingdao E.Rd. and Zhenjiang St needs more supports. Everybody please sit closer and maintain the strategical position. Thanks to you.
19:28 (Qingdao E.) [Student Li] I think we have to step up now!
19:27 (Qingdao E.) [Host]
19:06 (Qingdao E.) [Soochow Univ., Dept. of Politics]
19:02 (Qingdao E.) [Soochow Univ., Dept. of Politics] Now let’s rehearse in case we have to confront the police. They will be holding batons, but do not be afraid.
19:00 (Qingdao E.) [Soochow Univ., Dept. of Politics] Now we are going to demonstrate the police hitting people. We need 12 people to take the batons and hit people, this group of people can resist, we’ll demonstrate first. The police start to disperse the crowd, but people can resist! Hit them down the whole line. First instance: people can resist and take their weapons. Second instance: we can just look at them, we’ll demonstrate now. Pretend you are friends with the police. What do you think about these two ways? The first way, the more you resist the more you get hit. The second way, they won’t keep hitting. Thanks for these folks who role played the police. What we want to say is, violence needs to be sensible. If you only resist violently, they will think violence is needed, and they are the ones with weapons. But we can hit them back with our eyes only, let them know that we are ready to make the sacrifice. When the riot police use the human wall with their shields, we need to use our eyes to show them our energy. We go arm-in-arm, make a human wall, and chant our slogans, we don’t want even a few people to be affected. If we show any violence, we will be smeared by the media.
18:49 (Qingdao E.) [Soochow Univ., Dept. of Politics] The one lifted will be more and more at risk, when the 5 others leave one by one. This explains the action of civil disobedience. The one who’s lifted represents president Ma, finally he’ll step down as long as he loses all supports from the citizens.
18:45 (Qingdao E.) [Soochow Univ., Dept. of Politics] Later we will do a non-violence training, with practical demonstration, everybody needs to practice it. We ask for 6 volunteers, five of them lifting another one.
18:41 (Conference Hall) [Host] We do not plan on moving to other places. The protest will continue right here. If you are available, please come join us.
18:40 (Qingdao E.) [Soochow University Department of Politics] I just watched KANO, it teaches us that don’t think to win, but think we cannot fail. Taiwan cannot fail, this time we have to fight to win! We do not fight with our force, but with willpower. Today there was some conflict, please do not be affected.
18:37(Qingdao E.) [51 years old Entrepreneur] I have 300 retail channels in Taiwan, why don’t I go to China? Because it’s only beneficial to the financial groups. If there is really no problem about the act, Ma and Jiang come out and give us an answer. Make it clear to us, tell us what are you hiding.We all know that children that are born in America, can be American. Will this happen to the children that are born in here as will. Please tell your family to help us. If we continue to be here, more people will come. My Children told me that there are people protesting in UK as well. Kids are coming out, where are the adults? Let’s safe together, safe Taiwan one by ourselves.
18:25 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] Students who want to take a shower please come to the information center. We will not set off before the we have a full group.
18:21 (Qingdao E.) [Academia Sinica Teacher] There are aboriginal people standing here together with us, they are our support. There are aboriginal people inside the parliament, and outside watching over everything. Let’s please really consider what the CSSTA says. Is it really just an economic agreement? The CSSTA deals with the flow of people, goods, and the economy. But as soon as immigration is involved, you need to think of the scope and types of people and cultures. Now at Tunghai University, everyone knows that they are fighting back against the development projects, hotels opening on Xiang mountain are known about, and behind them is investment from Hong Kong. The same investors that helped support Ma during the elections. There are only 700 members left in the Thao aboriginal tribe, but the hotel on Xiang mountain will hold 3,000 people when it’s full. They only take foreign guests, directly to Alishan. These 3,000 people will affect not only the environment around Sun Moon Lake, but also the ethnic communities of the Pingpu tribes. There are 14 tribes, but many Pingpu people are demanding that their proper identity be restored. There are 45 types of ethnic languages, we also have Hakkanese, Heluonese, and post-war immigrants. Our culture is pluralistic, and even though it is pluralistic the scope is small. There are about 500,000 aboriginals, making up only 2% of the population. And we don’t hear their voices clearly. Consider the scope of what they face in the voices of the Taiwanese, is it easy to be understood? And looking at this, the small size of the ethnic communities that will not be protected by the CSSTA, makes you think. Opening these tourist areas, despite bringing in money, but if the owners are Chinese, we who are members of these small communities will be the object of tourism. If you were taken by a tour guide, how would you understood Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, the treasures of Taiwan? This is concerning. Things that a country should naturall
y do become business capital. The old people of the Buluo tribe had a culture of mutual support, but it has been commercialized and seriously attacked. And construction has started, many public works projects have been brought up. We have Taiwan’s precious forest natural resources, and aboriginal communities are easily affected. Opening the agricultural markets, aboriginal agricultural products are all different. Small-grained rice is a sacred aboriginal crop, this kind of livelihood is simply different from the norm. No matter what, Taiwan’s multiculturalism is the foundation of our democracy, please make a careful consideration. This morning we heard President Ma’s response, we should think, too, about what Xi Jin Ping is thinking. He thinks this will become a Chinese economic area; that is how the leaders in China think.
18:02 (Qingdao E. Road) [Paiwan aboriginal from Pingtung] Thank you everyone for letting me continue to speak. We are unanimous here with everyone; the CSSTA has not gone through review, negotiation, or discussion. We need to look at what is wrong with this picture, and take this voice back to our own communities. Aboriginal youth have joined in for 5 days, slept here for 3. There is conflict in our home, but this is also an opportunity, and it is extremely important.
17:58 [Qingdao E. Road] (Paiwan aboriginal from Pingtung) I represent the voice of the aboriginal tribes, because of the strength of our predecessors. I was able to study at NTU because I accepted completely the Chinese system of education. The Paiwan people’s culture has a process of agreement. Chiang’s announcement yesterday is not representative of the aboriginal people, we have our own voice.
17:54 (QIngdao E. Road) [Academia Sinica Teacher] Students are come here, taking to the street, for a lesson in democracy. I have found that everyone deserves an A, and holds on to the elegance of democracy. We are democratic, we are against dictatorships. We are a pluralistic society, and need to resist unilateral decisions. Pluralism is the foundation of Taiwan’s democracy, it is our fortress. Because our ideas are different, because we have many different ethnicities, different languages, because we came to Taiwan at different times, so we need to communicate with different people, and communicate continuously. The students who are inside are communicating so patiently with our country, this is the elegance of democracy in practice. Until now, everyone has been warm and peaceful. I want everyone to look rationally at the CSSTA, and how it would affect Taiwan’s culture. The CSSTA is not just an economic, political, or legal pact, but it is a cultural issue. Now we invite Lu Kai Hsuan to sing a song.
17:49 (Qingdao E. Road) [Fujen law student, Chuang] The people inside are saying what everyone is thinking. Everyone is tired, you doubt that there will be any results. Everyone, think about why we came here, why we are sacrificing our time and opportunities, to support the students of the 318 movement. Because we are against the CSSTA, and hope Taiwan will have self control, that’s why we are here. Why are we against the CSSTA? Because the law encroaches on our principles, and will influence our rights, our economic rights, and so on. Ma, stop bringing up the line-by-line review, change your point of view. We have given authority to the legislature, but with us sitting here, how do we make them pay the price? Some people are saying we need to form a new legislature, to hold a referendum on recalling the legislature, but only Ma can do that, so we should be putting more pressure on him. If today we want to recall the legislature, what would his reaction be? The president has the right to recall them, the legislature also has the right to impeach the President. Here are two points: recall the legislature, and use the legislature to impeach the president, to meet our constitutional demands. Our goal today is unanimous, perhaps those 300 students used extralegal means, but that was something that needed to be done. Thank you everyone.
17:43 (Conference Hall) [NCCU student] The people outside want to break in because of us. We need to remember that we are not just those in here, we are also out there. If your friends are outside...
17:35 (Conference Hall) [Host] Hell students, I have been here eating the same as you for a long time, I haven’t been outside. Many things happened today, and everyone is extremely apprehensive. I know the students outside want to know what is going on in here, and want to keep on supporting us. Some students came up from the south, they said they apologized to their teachers but they will come here! I have friends who are public employees, they work during the day for money and afterwards come here to work at the Parliament. This monotonous, repetitive feeling, so that you don’t know why you’re here anymore. I asked them why they didn’t change with anyone? They said being inside was too difficult, they didn’t want friends ...
17:34 (Conference Hall) [Host] It’s stable now. Everyone can see that things are stable in the conference hall. I noticed the English broadcasters over there. Ok! To our friends who are agitating, if you support this movement, please follow our directions. We will set up communication channels between the inside and outside.
17:28 (Qingdao E. Road) [Outside Host announcing what’s happening inside] Everyone please don’t worry. Any actions will leave their scars on history. Keep it up! Thank you for your troubles, and please everyone keep it together. Everyone remember to do the right thing.
17:26 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Friends, even though we don’t know each other, but we are here to struggle for Taiwan’s democracy. Everyone, keep it up! We will keep going together! The people inside are united for democracy.
17:24 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] We want to create a system of public participation, and I hope everyone will think about which trade pact would be best for Taiwan. To show sincerity, we must think quickly about the real system and avoid misunderstandings. We won’t leave, please stay together, and keep it up! I thank everyone for all of their trouble. Thank you.
17:23 (Conference Hall) [Host] We are faced with a government that will use any means necessary. When there is a difference of opinion we can communicate, but if you have no way to continue, we will keep on going anyway! Even though our bodies are tired, but our spirits will keep us going! We may say that our adversary is vile, that is because they divide people.
17:23 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] There is news from inside, because there is a lack of information and communication, so many people have misunderstood. Island Nation Youth must apologize to everyone, we are not leaving. We want to create a united system of representation, and not let the legislature ignore the people for their own benefit.
17:17 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] If you see anyone who’s spreading anger around, please video tape him/her.
16:50 (Qingdao E. Road) [A student who wants to break inside] I believe everyone standing here, whether they want to run inside or are volunteering, actually our methods are different. I don’t blame anyone, I believe that everyone here is making a stand against the CSSTA, and today I want to ask a simple logical question: why aren’t the police the enemy? The police are not bad people, but they are definitely the enemy. Because Ma’s government and the Parliament are like a castle that we are trying to attack, and when we want to break into the Parliament, have you really not thought about breaking down the wall? When we think about breaking down the wall, the enemy changes shifts, are we satisfied? We can’t [blame] them because they are just people, too, they have families, and they are just doing their jobs. But breaking into the parliament, that’s our job.
One day in the future, the voices on TV broadcasts will be the support from citizens. I have a very close friend who is inside on duty. One day on 818 when [ ] , he ran over and told me he wanted to quit his job, but it would have to be at the last chance, during the movement he would put down his shield.
Please, everyone, you are angry, you are in a terrible mood, if you want to leave, nobody will blame you. I have had that kind of mood before, too. If you want to break in, no problem. It’s like Chen Wei-ting just said, you can plan a movement and risk the law, if you break into the President’s house, I will applaud you, I will join you. Please, everyone, don’t attack again. Right now everyone here please sit tight, and keep on sitting.
16:59 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lin Fei-fan] Everyone, please calm down. Rushing is definitely not the solution. The Police must be on our side, otherwise they are just a wall protecting the establishment. But when they stand out here, did we stop to ask whether or not they want to be here?
16:47 (Qingdao E) [Lin Fei-fan] Everyone, Wei-ting is being tried in four cases, I also stand trial in four cases.; I haven’t graduated yet, and the last six days I have been inside. The first three days I didn’t set foot outside, I waited inside for three days. Everyone here, if you use the right methods, if you are ready to take on responsibility, we welcome everyone. Everyone, I am Lin Fei-fan, I’m not a hero. Today you want to rush inside, then none of us will be heroes, and we will shout here with no voice. We are gathered here, and I hope that those outside know exactly what we are up to. When we make any movements, we will tell everyone, OK!? I am also requesting that our friends in the media, when they are reporting, please be less aggressive, ok? We will absolutely take responsibility. Everyone, I know that many of us are not satisfied, we have made sacrifices, Ma Ying-jeou’s response made us angry, too! We want to shout out! We are unhappy! Please share this!
16:43 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lin Fei-fan] Please listen to me. Everyone please, stop right now. Any life lost is a terrible loss, everyone please calm down. Every person around you is your companion, your partner, your friend. The ones we are facing are not our friends, and not the police either. If we don’t think of something, this movement will be over. If you want to make a wild rush, go ahead. But that is acting blindly. It has already been five days. It’s not that we aren’t calm. this door, we have planned for so long with our friends, how to get into here, how to get the police out. The most important thing right now is to calm down, let’s talk about it and discuss it.
There has never been only one way to protest. If you choose the most violent way, you must no only take responsibility for yourself, but also those around you. If you choose violent conflict, have you talked about how you’re going to make sure no one gets hurt? We’ve been here for five, six days, and I know that President Ma’s response has made us very angry. The guys inside the hall are very angry too. Our opponent is Ma Ying-Jeou. Let’s calm down and protest in the most responsible way. During the 野草莓movement we planned for a long time as well. Actually, yesterday I had already heard that there was a group of people who wanted to come into the building
I know, we have been sitting here calmly discussing what to do, we will make a move later, ok? Everyone please calm down, please calm down. I am asking everyone here, all of the students, all of our friends, how much time have you spent, how much energy, to plan this movement? How can these plans meaningfully protect those around us? Everyone, today we are very clear! Everyone! Do you think I want to become Chinese? Do you think I want to be a Chinese person!? Everyone! Nobody here wants that! Nobody here wants that! Actually, you can do what you want; you can occupy the President’s office, I will occupy the Parliament and pay the price. Next month there are four more cases I will be tried in, and what will you take responsibility for?
16:51 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lin Fei-fan] If today we run back inside, that would destroy all we have accomplished in the last few days. I hope the 50,000 people here can provide enough influence for the other 20 million who are not yet convinced. We will continue to protest, and make announcements, whatever the next move is we will be sure to tell everyone.
16:44 (Conference Hall) [Doctor] Please understand that no matter whether you are inside or outside, it’s 4:30pm and it’s still light outside, please don’t let us feel that it’s not worth it, we have too much work to do. We have just finished the first part, and we have much to accomplish. We will keep sitting here! (Chant: Keep sitting!) This is part of our destiny, please remember that. On my left, chant “Democracy should give CSSTA the consideration it is due” What is it? (Chant) Have we done it yet? (No!) So what will we do? (Keep sitting!) Every minute we are writing history, and as such we should keep writing a bit more! (Applause) How do we write it? The last 5 days we have said “We will all finish this together” Please say these six words with me! Have we finished yet? No! So let’s continue until it’s finished! It’s so easy, and it hasn’t changed since the start, we will continue until it’s finished. The medical team here is not stopping. I can only speak for the medical team, to tell everyone these past few days what the medical team has finished—at first how was it started? The first day how many people were there? The second? The fourth there was no place to sit! Now you’re telling me to go home? I won’t!
16:39 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Commanders are gathering people to the front and there is a calm announcement. [Host] We are not leaving. We are not wrapping up the protest. We are just making the next movement. Please listen to me. We are not ending up the protest. [Medical Team] Everyone please calm down. There are so many things upcoming. We need to promote the next movement. We need to put pressure on the government. Please calm down and let’s make the next movement together, but not violently. The medical team is very busy please be calm and do not increase our workload. Look over here. It states: we are going to have the Parliament listen to the people. Have we achieved the target? (NO!) We are just half way achieving the goal. We shall not rest until we achieve it! We shall continue. You may wonder how. Didn’t we just make it the past five days. Therefore, we are going to continuously prolong the protest. We are going to finish our work.
16:11 (Qingdao E. Road) [NTHU Professor] All of the students here are representatives of Taiwan’s future. To all of the students here, you have been here for six days already, what can you use this time to do, apart from listening to people share their experiences? Soon it will be time for mid terms, and if the government continues to waste time, our students cannot waste the future along with them. Everyone is thinking about how we can finish this movement, how we can face the future of Taiwan’s international trade, and how we can use this demonstration as a bargaining chip. The future is in the future, and what we need to learn from it is the ability to think independently, to be able to draw our own conclusions and our own values. More people talking is the only way we will have the results we want, but more people is not the most important point. The important point is the talking and thinking, and I hope that the students here will help make Taiwan competitive for the future.
16:06 (Qingdao E. Road) [NTHU Professor] I want to talk about something a little bit more light-hearted. Previously, I mentioned that Taiwan has three treasures: vagrant teachers, vagrant scholars, and just plain old vagrants. I’m just an inch away from being all three myself. The NTU Math Teacher’s Alliance supported this movement, and urged me to come here to show our resolved support. When the movement started, I was up all night thinking about this affair.
15:59 (Qingdao E. Road) [Mr. Wu] This government has already made us lose hope for five years, and there are still three years left. The important things happening in this country have been turned into Ma’s government drinking games, this government has no humanity! Ma’s government cannot protect us, they don’t have any way to provide security. Is our country the master or the slave? (Crowd: the master!)
15:40 (Qingdao E. Road) [Inside] We would like to thank everyone for their trouble, we think everyone can discuss this situation with people around them, and tell them what our position and demands are.
15:39 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Next up coming from inside.
15:38 (Qingdao E. Road) [Mr. Chen] I would like to everyone for their trouble, since soldier Hong’s case, we have already seen the death of our Justice Department. I think that the CSSTA will definitely not get through.
15:37 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Whoever is speaking next please come to the front and get ready.
15:34 (Qingdao E.) [American student] I”m a student in the Chinese department at NCKU, and I’m an American. I want to share my thoughts with everyone. A lot of people feel like the US is the best example of democracy, but actually that’s not true. Many of those in our government have forgotten their responsibilities, just like President Ma. Now that President Ma is under China’s thumb, he wants to sell out to Xi Jin Ping. This protest is a beautiful thing, and if this is successful, Taiwan will be a valuable example for other countries to study. I love traditional characters, and I love Taiwan. Jia you!
15:33 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Next up there is a friend from the US who would like to share with everyone.
15:08 (Qingdao E. Road) [Mr. Kao, Lawyer] The government thinks that CSSTA is just an executive order , they proposed to examine clause by clause without the power to modify. Because any modification meant that the agreement needs to be re-signed. The proposal to examine clause by clause have no real meaning. Please work together, intensify our democracy.
15:07 (Qingdao E. Road) [Mr. Kao, Lawyer] Today after President Ma’s press conference, we realized that we are not just here to protect the students, but more importantly we need to protect our society and our democracy. Today, President Ma’s behavior is destroying our democracy and the rule of law, those things which he holds to be so important. Our lawyers group statement includes three points: 1. To determine whether Representative Chang’s behavior was illegal. 2. That President Ma should respond to to the call for oversight legislation regarding cross-straight pacts. 3. That the CSSTA cannot be considered as an executive order. We are saddened that President Ma has led by example in his illegal actions.
15:06 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lawyer] So our lawyer’s group hopes that President Ma will respond to the student’s two demands, and stop using empty words. We hope that Speaker Wang will come out and tell us clearly what his next step will be. We hope President Ma will stop using delaying tactics, and not let us get it over with. At the same time, Speaker Wang should respond to the student’s request about Representative Chang’s behavior. This is the lawyer’s group statement.
15:05 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lawyer] I know everyone is tired, but President Ma did not take any position on Representative Chang’s action. He didn’t apologize and is “staying the course.” How much violence do they want to use to pass the CSSTA? Our movement these last few days has been utterly fruitless, can we accept this? (Crowd: NO!)
14:59 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] The lawyer’s volunteer group will be hosting a press conference to respond to President Ma momentarily. Please be seated and squeeze in so that everyone can enter.
14:58 (Qingdao E. Road) [Professor Chen] We need to define ourselves. The public knows what we’re doing, and through our movement our ideas will be propagated to those around us. Of course many will be apprehensive, we have been here for six days already and it seems like we have reached a deadlock, like our hands are tied. But everyone, please don’t worry. We can tell from our past that Taiwan’s democratic government improves very slowly, because unlike other countries we don’t use violent methods. We love this land and dare not destroy it. But we need diligence to slowly establish our democracy. Let us put forward that effort, together! Thank you everyone!
14:56 (Qingdao E. Road) [Teacher] We are now aware of these machinations. We are not violent hooligans. We are orderly. The government’s actions are what’s illegal. We have seen many famous people here, sharing their views. We have two key points. Develop a democracy in fact, and get back our right to speak.
14:54 (Qingdao E. Road) [Teacher] Looking at Taiwan as it has gone through historical transformation, today’s actions are extremely important. The previous era of democracy has already lost its effect, and has become a Presidential Dictatorship. Over these last few days, through the discussions we have been having here, maybe we have found a new way. We need to think about how to strengthen our democracy, other than voting once every four years. This is a huge breakthrough, and the people are the masters. At this point our country’s constitution is insufficient, and today we will have more discussions about amending the constitution. First, today we need to discuss how a “democracy on paper” becomes a real democracy. Second, today we have seen through the manipulations, including the President’s manipulations and the media’s muckraking.
14:37 (Qingdao E. Road) [History Professor] President has made us angry, but the people have us see hope. Don’t be dejected, democracy is a slow progress. Let us review the progression of Taiwan democracy. 24 years ago Wild Lily started democratic politics in 1990. It never be smooth, there was always challenge. First, we do not want to be happy pigs, only satisfied by materials. We want to be dignified people, we want liberty and democracy.
Second, the power of speech: Gotō Shinpei said, Taiwanese are greedy of money, and afraid of death. He used this phrase to justify the legitimacy of the Japanese rule. During the time of Martial Law, Taiwanese are said to be without talent, thus Taiwanese can not be officials. People who wears flip flops, working hard to take care of the family are said to be low level. The power of speech has always been controlled.
Thirdly, special agents are used to intimated,and watch you. Have you worried about you life. There was a time, there was street movement almost every day. Some are violent, at that time media all reported that Taiwan is over. But it is because of the persistent of these people, we have the result today. We can finally elected our own leader. This is the democratic framework that has been developed in the 1990s. However, there is only framework, without content.
14:32 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] There will be a street lecture starting in 5 minutes.
[Lin Fei-fan] We don’t have any other choice, we’ve been sitting here for so many days, we just don’t.
We invite all of the mothers and fathers to bring your children and join our protest.
We invite all of the schoolteachers to cancel their classes! This is the only way we can respond to Ma Ying-jeou. Thank you everyone for continuing to fight until the end.
Taiwan’s constitutional democracy cannot continue like this. Young people are standing up for the last chance we have to hold on to our democracy. This is our chance to refresh and reestablish our democracy before the flame is extinguished. We want to keep this flame of democracy lit, and use it to ignite democracy anew. These past few years, our democracy has been dejected. Let us take the path to a new future, a time filled with hope. Thank you everyone, for helping re-establish our democracy through this crisis.
14:10 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lin Fei-fan] Hello students! Today the President Ma Ying-jeou just hold a press conference.
14:08 (Qingdao E. Road) [NTU Department of Garden]
14:06 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student Cai]
14:04 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host]
13:50 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student Cai]
13:50 (Qingdao E. Road) [Mr. Zhu] We want to keep the future of low-level people.
13:48 (Conference Hall) [Host]
13:43 (Qingdao E. Road) [Broadcast] Earlier we wanted the support of 300 pieces of ice, but we found out that we don’t have enough freezers. If you can, please support refrigerators. Emergency and supply pathway must clean. If you feel no good, please get help to avoid hypothermia. Please sit tightly to let more people in. We got the student ID card of Lin Yi-fan and credit card of Wang Wen-lin.
13:43 (Qingdao E. Road) [Speaker]
13:39 (Qingdao E. Road) [Speaker]
13:37 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student]
13:33 (Qingdao E. Road) [Broadcast] The weather is hot. If you don’t feel well, please get help immediately. We needed 300 pieces of ice in Zhenjiang Street and Qingdao E. Road. Need to search the wallet of a Japanese student.
13:32 (Qingdao E. Road) [Broadcast]: Wanted people who can sit 5 hours in the Hall and keep the people in it to protect. If you are the guest to the Hall, please keep the pathway smoothly.
13:23 (Conference Hall)
12:22 (Conference Hall) [Citizen Study Union]
13:20 (Conference Hall) [Huang Guo-Chang]
13:15 (Conference Hall) [Lai Zhong-Qiang]
13:12 (Jinan Road) [Speaker] Taiwanese are being constantly defamed, the way of rule has become more forceful and despicable, intimating us to fear. The ruling authorities cooperating with gangster to work against the people has happened throughout history. In the past week we can see that there are gangster lurking around, there were strange thing happened in the conference hall.
12:55 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] 5 minutes till our press conference. If you are still eating lunch, if you can move toward the back or temporarily set it down. Let’s gather up up front. Thank you.
12:54 (Qingdao E. Road) [Foreigner] We have to stick to the end. Do not give up mid way.
12:50 (Conference Hall) [Host] Current time in Taiwan is 12:50PM. Our official press conference will take place after 10min to voice our responses to President Ma.
12:49(Jinan) [Speaker] We don’t want a president with only 9% of supporting rate and nor CSSTA. We’ll have a press conference at 1 pm in response to the 10 am one
12:48 (Conference Hall) [Medical Team] I would like to remind everyone to stay hydrated, remember to consume enough liquid/water to avoid fatigue and dehydration.
12:30 (Conference Hall) [Host] Official Press conference will take place at 1:00PM
12:28 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] Let us give a hand to these doctors and nurses, they gave up their time to rest and sacrifice their time off to come and support this protest. We are very grateful.
12:25 (Conference Hall) [Medical Team] I want to make a short statement. All of us doctors are here at our own will, we do not belong to any specific group nor organization. We are here to serve all, this includes all ages, all nationalities and all race. For the next 6 hrs, Doc Hong will be the spokesperson.
12:21 (Jinan Road) [Audience Question] I hear this is a problem about the administration of justice and the system of rules. The trade pact is not only a bill to go through the legislature, our personal finances have already begun to have problems.
12:20 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] We defend the value of democracy and the right to our livelihoods. Do we want a society where the weak are eaten by the strong? We want a society focused on human rights and justice!
12:20 (Conference Hall) [broadcast] Island Nation Youth has no campaign to raise money. Now, the Democratic Front Against Backroom Trade Pacts does have a place to donate, it’s at the stage on Jinan Rd. There are a few swindlers and some victims in society, and we definitely shouldn’t blame the victims for being foolish, we should blame the swindlers. So, even if the 689s (transaltion note: people who voted for Ma in the last election) are tricked, we should still blame the people who tricked them and not the 689s.
12:16 (Jinan Road) [Response] Regarding a recall, it needs 1/4 of the Legislature to put it forward, and 2/3 of the Legislature to agree to it, and then get more than half of the votes in a public election. Last year in Tamsui, in an effort to recall every legislator, everyone put out a lot of effort but in the end still lost. The rules for elections have a problem, you can take things to an election but not manage to recall anyone.
12:12 (Jinan Road) [Audience Question] How can we recall the president?
12:10 (Qingdao E. Road) [Mr. Hsu from Tainan]
12:06 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] It’s not our responsibility, it’s the government’s loss.
12:04 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Please remember to take in fluids to prevent heatstroke. If anyone succumbs to heat please don’t panic, and let volunteers form a path so that medical volunteers can come and assist.
12:02 (Conference Hall) [Host] Regarding material needs, please check on the Island Nation Youth’s website. I know they want real food, such as lunch boxes.
11:59 (Qingdao E. Road) [Lost and Found announcement] One student ID from Jingyi University has been found.
11:56 (Conference Hall) [Host] Groups still in discussion, please allow me to interrupt. Please record your process and findings, to help our activity to continue. In five minutes we will end this activity for now, and continue in the afternoon.
11:49 (Jinan Road) [announcer] President Ma’s press conference is no response. Later students will prepare our own press release in response. In the afternoon teachers will continue to host street lectures on democracy. We hope these lessons are not unilateral, and people should be able to interact and post questions to the teachers.
11:05 (Conference hall) [host] Someone asked if any strange people have infiltrated in here. Well, I think I am. I’ve always felt myself a bit strange since I was young. South Korea rescinded their FTA with China, and they signed an FTA, we signed an ECFA. the "689" and "609" reference is that President Ma received 6.89 million votes in the 2012 elections and his opponent received 6.09 million, so it became a label for Ma’s supporters and his opponents. I personally don’t like to label people like this and divide them, we seek to rescind the CSSTA and establish a supervisory mechanism for cross-strait pacts, so that there is a legal framework for future pacts to follow. As for the question of whether the DPP youth league started this, I think you are underestimating the youths and underestimating yourself. Another question on why only DPP legislators are here, well, we welcome legislators of both parties, but if KMT legislators don’t come you need to ask them and not us why. Before the 228 incident Taiwanese people were quite active in public affairs. We want to defeat the CSSTA and defend democracy. As to the relationship between 1985 (the 1985 Citizen Action Alliance) and us, I think we cooperated, but I’m not sure to what extent.
11:02 (Jinan Road) [Host] Examining public police material commonly happens, but is not investigated. Now Huang is investigated, and even if confirmed, can be fined. The incumbent can break the law, but when the people break the law, it is certain that they will be met with the law. (A student asks): Under what circumstances can a prosecutor be sent to the review committee? Are only junior prosecutors referred? (Lawyer Gao answers): Our country never stops telling you, not taking the streets means it is impossible to change, since people who act out of their own interests will not take the initiative to forgo their benefits. Under the current system, first, the people cannot directly report an offense, they must go through a reporting office, such as the Judicial Yuan (司法院), second, civil organizations have limited resources. The target is anyone can. In an ideal system, the people can report an offense themselves, the original expectation is that the review committee is able to evaluate and randomly inspect all judges and prosecutors, this way it would be effective. The impressions from the implementation of this system after two years is that is a heavy burden, because there is not enough manpower for assistance. Our country has many bad laws, at the surface it gives you something, but behind it has many limitations or deficiencies.
11:01 (Qingdao E. Road) [Ms. Gu] I have been here since last night, I want to tell you, you are outstanding, help yourselves to acclaim. I have never had a chance to see myself striving for my own dream. (choking with emotion) One must be courageous for the things that one believes is correct, do not stay at home. You are also your mothers’ precious children, as a mother, I ask of you, to keep striving. I just wanted to make this simple appeal. Thank you everyone.
10:58 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Mister Fu] When we are democratic, there will not be any people, who will pull us down! Thanks to Ma Ying-jeou because his decision has allowed all Taiwanese to stand here, and not at home, not knowing what CSSTA is. The revolution has not succeeded, but we must keep striving! Thank you everyone.
10:50 (Conference Hall) [Host] We are working on the English live streaming now. We will keep working on it. I’d like to share my personal experience with those who support KMT. I was a loyal KMT supporter and a patriot when I was in college and gradually changed my mind until a certain things. I believe those who are willing to give it a thought are likely to change. As for the order control team and 1985 league outside, I am sure they are of good intentions. After all it is not profitable to be here. Please stay rational when you leave comments and don’t use bad words. Take care of yourself and don’t have a heart attack or a burst a blood vessel. Speaking of whether we are being incited, you can think about whether you are incited as well before you ask us that. As far as I know, tariff is not mentioned in the trade pact. Whether supporting trade pact means supporting KMT, it’s up to your decision. Take care of your studies first. Come here after you finish your midterms. Issues regarding tariff is FTA.
10:49 (Conference Hall) [Host] Those who are resting in the back, please come forward. There are things we’d like to talk to you. If you are sleeping, it’s OK. The two circles of people are doing the same thing.
10:42 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The Island Nation Youth is having a meeting
10:35 (Jinan Rd.) [Anchor] The words that Ma said were what I thought, were the same as what Wang said yesterday.
10:29 (Qingdao E. Road) [Anchor] 1. He said we are not lawful. 2. He said only liberalization will lead to competitive strength. Since it is that good, why not make it public. Eight public hearings ended in three days, did they invite public organizations! Do we want to resist!
10:26 (Press Conference) Q: The reviewing procedure is not righteous and the reviewing process is questionable, especially when Chang Ching-Zhong declared it was passed himself. As the Head of KMT and as the president of Taiwan, do you think it is right to do so?
10:26 (Qingdao E. Road) [Person on stage] Tell Ma Ying-jeou to stop lying to people, OK!
10:25 (Conference Hall) President Ma did not respond directly to our request. In fact, he didn’t understand and seemed confused. We will have an official press conference later today to respond.
10:09 (Qingdao E. Road) [Person on stage] Our country needs to move forward
10:06 (Conference Hall) Student sit-in area respectfully listen to Ma Ying-jeou’s press conference
10:04 (Qingdao E. Road) [Yelling slogans] Ma Ying-jeou! Revoke CSSTA! Pass "Regulations on the Drafting and Supervision of Cross Strait Agreements"! Ma Ying-jeou! Please give us a definite reply, OK?
10:01 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The United States petition has surpassed 100,000
09:57 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Everyone can watch NextTV (壹電視), it will have a direct broadcast of the press conference. Basically, President Ma will have a press conference at the office of the president, he will not come to parliament.
09:54 (Jinan Road) [Lawyer Huang] In the entire world, Taiwan is the only one that still has special investigative unit (特偵組). During World War II, Germany already knew that too much concentrated power would lead to the infringement of personal rights. United States. Korea found that special investigative units intervened with political debates and was abolished. Any tumor of democracy must be removed. Amending the law and abolishing the special investigative unit is a necessary step for Taiwan to move forward. There’s also the regulations on supervision, if they are not established, today we block CSSTA, tomorrow there will be other mountains to climb. There’s also the regulations on supervision, if they are not established, today we block CSSTA, tomorrow there will be other mountains to climb. In the future, if public officials are unlawful in cross-strait affairs, the crime will be greater than that of Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘). (missing section) return, allowing public opinion to be subjected to the supervision of the people. We hope to use proper law, so executive power will not be it passes because he says it passes.
09:54 (Jinan Road) [Lawyer Huang] Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘) broke the law and leaked secrets, the contents from the control office (監察所) cannot be used for other means. This is a very good model of the rule of law. It tells public officials that they cannot break the law for personal interests. Items not going through proper legislative procedures is can be considered invalid by the high court (without inquiry, etc procedures), public officials who knowingly violate the law for personal profit are subject to punishment of 5 years or more, up to 30 years, and may become the second Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘). Of all democratic countries across the word, only Taiwan has a special investigation unit (特偵組), Amending the law and abolishing the special investigation unit is a good step forward for Taiwan’s move towards democracy, the special investigation unit is not allowed in a democratic country.
09:53 (Conference Hall) [Law student] We are all here for 145 hours already, hard work everyone! So let’s wait peacefully and quietly here and see what President Ma has got to say.
09:53 (Conference Hall) Students shared two sets of poems on stage.
09:48 (Qingdao E. Road) [Person on stage] If democracy means keeping silence for you, we’d rather be rioters. Rioters are the citizens who overthrow the tyrannical government.
09:43 (Jinan Road) [Professor Wu from Aletheia University] The issue about confidential investigation was not really executed. Especially the investigating police. For example, in the Bali (?巴里) event, wrong information has been released to mislead the judges and people. Those who did not obey confidential investigation were not sued. The court prosecutor is overpowered, so we must have some mechanism for resigning him/her in term of service.
09:41 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] There will be civics lessons outside today too. Qingdao will be one hour later than Jinan.
09:39 (Qingdao E. Road) [A student major in psychology] The driver asked me why you are doing this movement. You have no chance fighting against the government.
09:37 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] please wake up and move to the space in the front. Thank you.
09:37 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] please help to find a white notebook.
09:30 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] If you are all done with the tasks you were given, please gather up and find a seat in the middle.
09:24 (Jinan Road) [Host] They used undemocratic procedures to trample our democracy. On the first day, they said for the sake of protecting the Legislature’s honor, we should drive out the students, but it’s actually we who are protecting the Legislature’s honor. We need to tell the person who’s holding a press conference half an hour from now: His power was endowed to him by us.
09:21 (Jinan Road) [Lawyer Liou] Why do people say there is conflict in such a peaceful place? The people on the stage usually talk about being peaceful and rational, but is there other ways for the people to change what the government does? Is there anything which can stop this besides resisting? The government let the agreement through without listening to the people. There is no way we can stop the crisis for the constitution and policies. Though resists and conflicts are inevitable, we need to tell them what we have been doing is right.
09:14 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] We will continue cleaning up the place in the coming 20 minutes. Please keep your important personal belongings with you so that they don’t get lost.
09:12 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] Let’s talk about something warm while cleaning up. Student You from Blessed Imelda’s School, are you there? Your parents said ’cheer up’ to you.
09:08 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] Please check if your personal belongings are still with you, thank you.
09:06 (Jinan Road) [Lawyer] This time, no one is exempt from their democratic rights. If the police seize you, please call a lawyer. If you don’t understand Mandarin too well, you can ask for someone who speaks your language to translate for you. Also, interrogations at night are prohibited, at night you can say you want to rest and not be interrogated at night. Before your case is handled, you have three rights: 1) To remain silent. 2) To select counsel. 3) To tell the police evidence that may benefit your case. And to understand their questions clearly before answering. They might use abstruse language to ask you questions, but they must make their questions clear to you. If you don’t understand the questions asked of you, you can say you don’t understand, this is your right. Finally, make sure of the transcript before you sign it, you must always remember to be clear of all the words on the transcript. If there’s a single line that wasn’t your intended meaning, you can ask the police to fix it for you. Finally, preserve evidence. Supposing during a struggle you were accidentally hit, the injury from being pushed by someone else is the evidence, and immediately examine the injury and keep evidence of it - if someone saw it, then they are a witness, or take a picture. We all must together keep going! (contact number 02-25231178 or 02-25231126)
09:01 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] The information desk also need to be cleaned. Please make it like how it was.
08:59 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] Those who are still tired and need a rest please go behind to rest. We are now cleaning up the place. Empty bottles and cans on the tables will be cleaned away at 9:10. Friends who sit in front please leave your bags under the tables. Please return the cardboard and sleeping bags to the group of goods and material. Thank you.
08: 53 (Conference Hall) [Medical Team] If you are feeling dejected, depressed or irritated, please talk to any of our doctor. We will introduce you to the responsible ones. And there will be a quiet place for you to talk. Thank you.
08:45 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] We have to clarify that we’re not calling for a student strike; institutes of sociology of Taipei Univ. and Tsinhua Univ. decided to stop their classes on their own. Also, we were informed yesterday that at the sit-in in other cities, there were people who were demanding actions or asking for donation using the name of Island Nation Youth. Please note that our group are now in Taipei, and we only ask for donation here (in Taipei). Please be careful. As for future actions, we’ll wait for the press conference of President Ma and discuss after that. We’ll announce probably in the evening. Thank you.
08:41 (Jinan Road) [Ms. Lee] My friend was injured on her/his arm by the biker gang. But the media said that we must maintain the peace, instead of condemning the violence. But do we need to be afraid? We don’t need the mainstream media now. Everyone is a citizen reporter. Please don’t come here in vain. Spread the truth on internet, and this is better than debating on internet.
08:38 (Conference Hall) [Newspaper reader] Guess how many pages each newspaper has used to report on us! Even the China Times, which at first did not stand with us, has used four pages to report on us, and this shows that situation is now extremely important. Tomorrow is Monday, and many people need to go home to classes and work. We’re all students, we have the power to make our own decisions, we have are here of our own will, right? National Tsinghua University Sociology Dept. halts classes next week, and National Taipei University respects the decision, Tsinghua University President sincerely believes it’s inappropriate. This report, it will be enough for me to give an excerpt. Secretary Lin of National Taipei University thinks that they should not influence the students’ right to receive instruction. An official from the Ministry of Education indicates that halting classes is within the scope of university’s decisions, but that this will definitely influence students’ right to receive instruction. But those of us gathered here, do we not have the right to receive instruction, are we not learning here? Whether or not the schools halted classes, we must think about the reason we remain here. We are participating in this movement of our own will, and not on strike from classes, or asking our schools to take care of this.
08:35 (Conference Hall) [Host] Good morning! We now have our contact telling us what’s happening about the action of sit-in around KMT offices all over Taiwan. [contact] In Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Tainan, Chiayi, Yunlin, Taichung, Taoyuan, Hualian, Taitung, Taisui and Keelung, namely, in almost all of Taiwan people are joining us. Please give us some applause! In particular, in Taichung there had been 3 consecutive actions. The number of people there was no less than 8,000.
08:31 (Jinan Road) [Person on stage] Government has an obligation to relieve its citizens’ worries. Just having a few public hearings and then passing things, they maintained this habit (?) but didn’t think that citizens this time would take this matter so seriously. What is beneficial to political parties does not represent what’s beneficial to the people. Political parties don’t represent the nation, and cannot place themselves above the interests of the nation.
08:12 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] Now it’s time to read the newspapers! Liberty Times front page: Premier Jiang arrives on scene, both sides remain in deadlock, we invite the president to appear personally. (excerpt) We’re not completely against trade pacts per se, we just don’t know why we need this one right now, so we ask that this trade pact first be revoked, so that everyone can truly understand it first, that it be carefully examined line by line.
At present, many young people have responded to the call to occupy the KMT party offices, and at the gatherings everyone has a series of speakers. They’ve gone on stage and shared that in England, Germany, and Vancouver (Canada), Taiwanese students studying abroad have taken action. Outside there are many friends giving us support, so we are not at all alone, we must continue to try hard.
08:00 (Conference Hall) [broadcast] Would everyone please pick up the area and clean off the tables?
07:51 (Conference Hall) Physical Therapist Chen leads the students for stretching.
07:30 (Conference Hall) [Medical Team] All our people and reporters here please measure your temperature once this morning, and wash your hand with the dry hand-sanitizer. And do this again when you have noon shift. Please help us for doing it. About the hygiene of the toilet and environment, there are volunteers cleaning. But please maintain the cleanness after using it. Because it’s a long term battle, what we are worried is not the sugar intake, but vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B will be provided to everyone later with breakfast. We ask the group of goods and materials trying their best for providing everyone fruits. Please eat a fruit at least with one meal per day. According to the current situation, we might stay up at night and sleep at day. If you want to continue with the battle, please take care of your own health.
The responsible person mentioned that something medical care related happened last night. I ask the photographers, that the doctors and patients need privacy. The reporters please keep the distance when something happens. Do not use flash. We all need privacy. Everyone, including the photographer friends outside, in need of medical care, we are very welcome.
The next thing for everyone, ladies and gentlemen, after 143 hour, it has been exhausting. But please keep a good habit of washing the hands. If you feel flu, cold, any uncomfortable symptom, or feel stressed or depressed, please come to the medical crews, OK? (crowd: OK!) We will recruit petrolatum (Vaseline) and cotton swab by communicating with the group of goods and materials, so those whose lips are dry and broken can use. There have been people catching cold since yesterday. We hope that if people from outside start the evacuation, please don’t treat us too vigorously. If we confirmed it as a flu symptom, for this battle, please go home, rest, and recover. And come back to fight with us. Thank you!
07:25 (Conference Hall) [Medical Crew] Good morning. I am the doctor who was responsible this morning. I am explaining what has happened. The patient is one of our medical crews here. He/she fainted shortly during the meeting in the morning. He/she was escorted to the ambulance. Now the life signs are stable. Thank you.
07:10 (Conference Hall) [Host] Something happened previously. Please let us to manage it together well. I believe the news reporter friends have your responsibility. I will let you know what happens. But I think the first priority is to see to the patients. If this makes you uncomfortable, I apologize to you. Thank you. (Several minutes ago there was a conflict between reporters and students)
07:09 (Qingdao E. Road) Mr. Chang from Taipei
07:08 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Revoke CSSTA! Pass oversight regulations!
07:05 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] For the reporter friends, please do us a favor. Stop all the order maintenance, and please don’t occupy the medical passage. (Conflict between students and reporters inside the hall)
07:05 (Qingdao E. Road) [Daye University Student Lin] (A TV reporter uses this as the background for their report)
07:04 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Beware of the fake fundraising!
06:59 (Qingdao E. Road) [Reporter from Sanlih E-Television] Somebody fainted! (Calling the photographing reporter into the fence)
06:53 (Qingdao E. Road) [Ms. Wang from Taipei]
06:53 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student Liu from Taipei Municipal Shilin High School]
06:48 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] (reading the newspaper) American White House Petition reached 100,000 today. National Taipei University Sociology Dept. and National Tsinghua University Sociology Dept. will halt classes for the coming week.
06:45 (Qingdao E. Road) [Host] Good morning everyone!
04:58 (Conference Hall) All the door keepers for 8th door and order maintainers please meet at 8th door for discussing work distribution.
04:34 (Conference Hall) Announcement about the lesson in the morning. (voice unclear, to be supplemented)
04:21 (Conference Hall) [Broadcast] There are some fruits here. Whoever wants it can come and pick up.
04:21 (Conference Hall) Would all of the volunteers defending door no. 8 please meet at door no. 8 to discuss division of duties?
03:55 (Jinan Road) [Host] OK! Now last one. The salary-man Mr. Liao(?) previously really wanted to lead everyone to yell a slogan, but he was too excited and went off the stage. So I am gonna help him (disconnected) Let’s do it, I do the first part, and you do the second part. ’The government is dead, long live democracy!!!’ Well, so we today... Yue-shu (? sounds like this) hasn’t arrived yet? OK, no problem. So the activities on the stage shall end now for today, so everyone can take a rest. Thank you everyone, thank you for willing to (disconnected, to be continued)
03:5? (Jinan Road) [Mr Wang] I don’t think we can do anything under this circumstance. Or let’s say, he just needs to announce that the parliament meeting takes place in some other locations, and then our action of occupying the parliament becomes meaningless. So in my opinion, we should fortify our mind, be prepared for facing another stronger conflict. Second, I don’t think we should focus on criticizing President Ma as an individual or whatever mistakes he made about the deer’s horns. We should focus on KMT as an organization. This time President Ma made this service and trade agreement, but have you seen Lien Shen-Wen saying a thing? How about Ju Li-Luen and Wu Dun-Yi? The high level officers in KMT seemed to be neglecting it, so we should focus on attacking about the interests structure of KMT.
03:50 (Jinan Road) [Host] We are now trying to find... Student Wang, if you hear this, please come to the backstage. The next one is a salary man Mr. Wang from Tao-yuan wanting to share with everyone. How long have you been here? [Mr. Wang] It’s the third day. (disconnected, to be supplemented)
03:45 (Jinan Road) [Host] Thank you Xiao-Yu. Quite some LGBT people are angry. Why can’t they get married, but the service and trade agreement can get through? So they are angry everyday. I have a LGBT friend said to me that she was so angry that her non-existing dick was burning. We have started the LGBT right movement 20 years ago. Isn’t LGBT right human right? But the president said that a referendum is required, every Taiwanese must agree on that. WTF. If you have a LGBT friend who logs on social network in T-bar (T stands for tomboy) or gay bar, tell him/her that the gym which he/she wants to go next week or several years later, will not exist anymore.
03:40 (Jinan Road) [Xiao-Yu] I’ve been here for 3 days. I feel nervous because this is my first time to be on a stage. Several days ago, I went home after I served as a volunteer, I saw a lot of posts on internet saying that it’s peaceful in a weird way here. You must follow where they asked you to go, otherwise you could be labeled as a rioter. On that day on Qindao E. Rd. (disconnected) we wanted to go home. Why do we have to queue for going home? Now it’s ok for passing through. We are all citizens of our will. (disconnected) I am a lesbian, and I want to marry. Why must my marriage be agreed by 23 million people? Why the service and trade agreement, in which 23 million people are involved, can be through in 30 seconds? Defend democracy! Against service and trade agreement! Thank you all!
03:?? (Jinan Road) [Host] Doesn’t matter where he comes from, Hong Kong, China, or Malaysia. The democracy in Taiwan is one of the most precious moment to learn. You need to feel it precious only when you have experienced it. There’s a girl who volunteered two days ago at Qingdow Rd. and now helping here. Here name is Xiao-Yu, from Tainan.
03:?? (Jinan Rd.) Student from Chung Cheng University: Hi everyone. I am not Taiwanese. I am from Malaysia. The biggest problem I’ve faced in Taiwan is, people asking me where our flight is. I am here seeing the insists and braveness. I appreciate you Taiwanese, you consider about the policemen. I feel touched when you said ’thank you police’, this is something which we don’t see in Malaysia. I also appreciate your policemen. The Malaysia policemen use their anti-violence watering trucks against us. I am not criticizing Malaysia. I love my country. I just want to say that your police are much more gentle. Thank you! Keep it up!
03:?? (Jinan Rd.) [host] Thanks Mr. Liao. It’s tiring to stand here at 3am. We have been doing well! There is a student who really wants to go onto the stage, because he is leaving soon. He is Min-shung, a friend from Chung Cheng University.
03:?? (Jinan Rd.) [Mr. Liao]
03:?? (Jinan Rd.) [host]
03:2? (Jinan Rd.) [a professor from Soochow University]
03:2? (Jinan Rd.) a professor from Soochow University gives a speech.
03:2? (Jinan Rd.) [eacher] I really feel, when justice is not preserved for future generations, the people that criticizes students who go to the site are not studying, they should really come and see why the next generation came to the Legislative Yuan instead of studying? I feel like they are defending their own generation, and I believe justice can be preserved, thanks everyone! I think everyone hopes the rich can donate money while others donate time and effort, send the sunflowers here. I really think (signal lost)
03:22 (Jinan Rd.) [cram school teacher] Friends, good evening everybody! I am a teacher at a cram school. I came over at midnight and went back at six am. This morning, most of my students were elementary schoolers. They asked me "Where did you go yesterday that you’re so without energy today?" I said I went to the Legislative Yuan. They asked me, "Isn’t that a student affair?" "I said, "Your older classmates, my students, they’re at the assembly hall. If my students hadn’t been at the assembly hall, I wouldn’t have known to go." I told them about the trade pact (signal lost) but they won’t understand what a trade pact is, so I told them something like this: Today, your older schoolmates are defending justice for this generation. When the previous generations give a broken Taiwan to you, will you resign yourselves to accepting this kind of Taiwan? If justice is not preserved for future generations, you can endure (disconnected, to be continued)
03:20 (Jinan Rd.) [host] Earlier, I mistakenly blamed the physics student, but it’s actually that our mic is almost out of power. Sorry. He’s here celebrating his birthday with everyone. Thank you! Now, there’s a cram school teacher, she prepared a bunch of sunflowers and brought them here for everyone. Thank you!
03:15 (Jinan Rd.) [Lee Yen-Jung lawyer] Hello everyone at the site! (Hello) Everyone is very loud, it is March 23rd at 3:20am, and today, March 23rd, is actually my birthday, I am very happy today that I can spend the first three hours of my birthday with everyone! My birthday wish is: revoke CSSTA! (lost signal) Is everyone ready? Revoke CSSTA!! Protect democracy! Revoke CSSTA! Protect democracy! I am so moved everyone is so supportive even at 3:30am! The next statement represent my own views and does not represent Awakening Foundation; What I want to say is, (lost signal) democracy’s bottomline, if we do not come out and oppose this, everyone has different opinion on CSSTA’s content, but the problem with the legislative procedure is a defect, it is a great constitutionalism crisis, we cannot allow KMT to trample Taiwan’s democracy! Our predecessors shed blood to overthrow the Qing dynasty and established a democratic nation, we must not give it up lightly; therefore at March 23rd, 3:22am, please give yourselves some applause ok! (applause) I believe, at the moment, everyone is not very clear on the next step, but everyone here is making a contribution to Taiwan’s democracy. Spending time with everyone on my birthday at 3:30am, thank you everyone, thank you!
03:14 (Jinan Rd.) [host] Ok, after the mic lesson it’s louder right. Backstage gave me a [global update], the content is:
White House petition has surpassed ten thousand signature threshold! (Applause) (Subsequent explanations on petition, number of supporters) So no matter at New York, Chicago, LA or Paris, all of them have working and studying Taiwanese people, holding support events. USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Edinburgh all have them! So we should work harder here, right? The next friend, everyone at the back says she is the star today, ok, that’s you! Let us welcome, representing Awakening Foundation, Lee Yen-Jung lawyer!
03:13 (Jinan Rd.) [Student Chang Jun-ming] That really nervous person, he’s now online ... I admire a singer, called Chang Hsuan, he’s really short. I’m saying he’s not tall, but he speaks really distinctly, he’s really fluent. His gentle strength makes me think of Taiwan’s gentle strength. In class, our teachers say that we’re too young, that we can’t judge between right and wrong, and we should wait until we grow up to come back. But regarding this kind of talk, I have a thought. When Chang Ai-ling was my age, she wrote "My Dream of Genius," the founder of Facebook was only 18 when he founded it. The physics department at NTU is also to same, recently there was a new invention, and it was an alumnus of NTU’s physics department who invented it (signal lost) Once, there was a great person, and he lived through...
[Host]: Sorry, but there are students in the back who say that they can’t hear you and they’d really like to hear what you’re saying, so I’m going to give you a lesson in using a mic. Pretend you’re A-mei. Great, continue.
[Student Chang]: The reason that Jesus is mighty is because he lived, then he died, and then he rose again. If he didn’t wake up, that is, be resurrected, then he wouldn’t have been Jesus Christ. We once asked for democracy, but then the KMT exercised single party autocracy, eventually politics took shape to follow the will of the people and there was alternation of political parties. Now, it’s changed to the Ma government in power, and now we once again want to take back our democracy. This is like love. Only when you’ve lost your democracy do you understand how important democracy is. And similarly... (signal lost)
It should be China that fears us. Taiwan is an odd country. They should take note of Taiwan, which has lost ninety nine percent of its territory and yet has not been destroyed. We should use this thing called democracy to go unify China.
03:12 [Jinan] (host) The next one is a young friend, student Chang Jun-ming. He’s a freshman majoring Physics in NTU. Please applaud.
03:11 (Jinan) Because some friends have shared with us that they want to rest, so we are going to have only five more friends to share with us. After they’ve spoken, we’ll turn off the mic. If other friends have things to say, we’ll continue at 6am.
03:10 (Jinan) [Host] Didn’t you just tell me that you’re shy? And your meaning is? I feel as if I’ve been tricked! (joke) Let’s thank them with a round of applause. Earlier, I expected a hymn, or something with a harmonious, peaceful feeling, I never thought that I’d feel this HIGH! (trans. note: colloquial for energized)
03:08 (Jinan) spring: I’m sorry, but I’m a bit nervous. I hope everyone can continue to support this. Even though hearing about this news doesn’t put us in a very good mood, we must confront it peacefully, so I hope everyone can continue to press on.
Finally, because I am a Christian, this hymn originally had a different ending, but I rewrote it to be about Taiwan resurrecting. I hope that at the last line, everyone can join with me to sing "Taiwan ressurrected", ok? (OK!) Thanks everyone!
03:06 (Jinan) Host: Thanks Xiao You. Friends you don’t know what transgender is right? Transgenders are only 10% of the population, but it’s not only these 10% that contains homosexual and bisexual (missing transcript) globalization easiest to lose (missing transcript) after the Japanese nuclear accident, homosexual group released a report saying: Japan’s subsequent evacuation plans and response plans did not consider the needs for homosexual groups and transgender mates, so it is easy to be sacrificed during the evacuation. Every homosexual friend, is it not because of freedom and democracy, that you are able to stand on the street and say you want to marry? Impossible, very difficult. Today there are a lot of homosexual friends in Taiwan, they (lost signal) earn money, open small businesses, open breakfast shops, be SOHO group, she can use her artistic skills to open a studio. Today the CSSTA passes, then a lot of homosexual friends probably cannot be themselves, they can only repress themselves and go work for a big corporation; homosexual and CSSTA actually have a lot of connections. Today a lot of friends wants to give their blessings online, everyone knows if CSSTA passes, the biggest impact is on the hair and beauty industry. Next, there is a friend working in hair and beauty, his name is spring, he would like to sing a hymn for everyone. He said he is a very shy person, but he would still like to sing a hymn to encourage everyone.
02:57 (Jinan) Xiao You: Hi everyone, I am Xiao You. I am an office worker. I came here on the first night, but I had to work on Wednesday, so I left at midnight. I came here again on Wednesday, but I left again because I had to work on Thursday. Then on Friday night, I stayed here; there was information saying that it may be more risky that night, so I stayed overnight, and went to work directly the next day. On Friday night I also stayed overnight here, and tonight I am staying overnight here as well. Tomorrow I will also be here and then go to work directly on Monday. Why do I do this? Because I feel we all have different identity for ourselves, why did I ask the host not to introduce me, because I am a male to female transgender. I consider myself female, do you all consider yourselves Taiwanese or Chinese? (Taiwanese) Regardless of your posts in life at a company or a school... (missing transcript)... My mother called and asked me: are you at the site? Do you have anything you want to say? I don’t have anything to say because I am going to the site now. My mother is very deep blue on the political spectrum... (missing transcript)... What is respect, I am a Christian at the same time, earlier it was trending to say Christian... (missing transcript) but they cannot enjoy marriage, is this respect? We joke and say this is bad language, (lost?) I have xxx friends but this and that, I feel respect is not saying what kind of friends I have, but is us having different stances, and still being able to listen to what others say and communicate our beliefs with others. Because I respect my co-workers’ different stances, and can communicate with them. Most of my friends’ co-workers are now against non-transparent service and trade agreement, thanks everyone.
02:57 [Jinan] (host) Thank this 18-year-old student. He/she is very brave. The next friend is special, she’s a friend who I’ve known for long. She has been supporting here for quite some days. Welcome Xiao You!
02:53 [Jinan] Student from Yen-ping senior high school: actually I’ve been watching this for several days. And I got to know some medical students from NTU on internet. Actually I am kind of harvesting the fruits of their work here. I talked to my classmates later. And they asked me, ’why do you come here? you such a 609.’ Ok, I shut up. I am not even 036. I cannot vote yet. But those 10 classmates, now my strongest supporters, they were too shy to come, so they sent me as a representative here. Yesterday I came, but only stayed for 2 hours and I went home. I told my mom that I went to the parliament, and she asked me ’why don’t you stay there overnight?’ So here I come. (to be supplemented) But I am gonna end with this.
A Malaysian guy from internet asked me, why do you stay here? why did you listen to them and come? Are you doing the right thing? And I replied him, ’Making a correct or wrong decision is not my business or our business, but the business of this generation. Do we want to be just dummies, or the company of the hero? I want to be the latter, at least I feel happier after it all finishes. In the end, I like the animation "Hyoka", and I even read the original novel. Hyoka said ’if you continue keeping silence, you are just like a zombie for all your life.’ (applause)
02:47 [Jinan] (host) I understand that one must be very brave to express different opinions under this kind of situation. We all know that we are all sitting here for being against the service and trade agreement. When we are such a big crowd, there must be different voices, right? (right!) If we are all the same, we could have worn our uniform here. Actually we discussed previously at the back stage, if we should make selections for who goes onto the stage. But we think this is a stage of democracy and freedom for expressing yourselves, so people should be let free to go onto the stage. Actually we staff here are composed of volunteers from different NGO groups, such as Awakening Foundations for women... (to be supplemented). We’ve stayed here from 12 to 6, from 6 to 12, and from 12 to 6. This is tiring. There are a lot of determination of policies which cannot be known by everyone effectively. Next one onto the stage is a 18 year student from Yen-Ping senior high school. Hey, is it really fine for a 18-year-old to stay outside so late? (laugh)
02:41 [Jinan] Student Hou: I understood what a school carnival is when I arrived here. I saw that the passage for medical care was blocked, but somebody had something like seaweed soup in hand for sale. I sat down only later. And then the host asked us if we wanted to continue. It’s like a class meeting in school. I feel it’s strange. Aren’t we here for a goal? For example, I climbed over the fence on the first day, and it’s the first time in my life doing such kind of things. And I saw a policeman once I got off the fence. The police had red eyes and a red face, looking very angry. It’s not their fault actually. They were just doing their work. But we also have our demand! Why should we let the policeman having their shift? We should organize, and plan how to push our front line. We cannot just sit here gently. We have something which we must achieve! (to be continued)
02:41 [Jinan] (host) Thank these guys! We are here today for protesting the service and trade agreement, and don’t tell others that you’ve come here for a live performance. (laugh) We have 2 students, welcome them. The first one is 19-year-old student Hou.
02:39 [Jinan] A professor: please applaud loud for them! (applause) It has been a exhausting day for them. They took the flight from Kaohsiung to here today, and they will fly back to France tomorrow. Thank you everyone.
02:36 [Jinan] A professor: I’ve been here for days. I will translate for them. There are 5 band members here, one is down the stage photographing. There will sing the song "La Vie en Rose". Wish everyone can have their democratic and free life of rose. (performance)
02:34 [Jinan] (host) I want to do a survey, because it is an event of democracy and freedom. There’re still 6 groups of enthusiastic people wanting to come to the stage. Does any of you still want to continue after these people? OK, we organizers will tell you after the survey. Now ’LAVIONROSE’ from France will perform for us.
02:28 [Jinan] Finn: I think there’s one thing we all know. It’s already Sunday, and the students might leave here on Monday. Sunday to Monday... can be a more stressful time. I hope I can still see you here at that time. For students from the mid and south Taiwan, I hope you can find your classmates for shower (梳洗?), you can get me too. Haha, next song!
02:24 [Jinan] Finn performs "Fukushima"
02:21 [Jinan] Finn: Hi, I am a musician and a song writer. I’ve been staying here for hours. I’ve seen people here sharing their opinions. I hope everyone can understand why we are here, by discussion to each other. As I see, you guys are almost falling asleep. Let me perform one more song: Fukushima.
02:17 [QingDao E. Road] (host) The evening event tonight ends here. Please take a rest for the fight tomorrow. Thank you very much.
02:17 [Jinan] Music performance by folk song writer/musician Finn
02:15 [Jinan] (host) Do you know how hold was our previous speaker? Only 20! I am already 31, and I can hardly recall what I was doing when I was 20. Taiwan began to turn into democracy since I was about 15, so younger generation can grow up in a society with freedom and democracy. Today in such a big event, from Qingdao E. Rd. to here, everybody has their different opinion, like anti-CSSTA or whatever. We can do so just because we are in a democratic society.
02:04 [Jinan] (speech) I feel like I need to speak for the reporters for a moment. I feel like from the beginning they didn’t think they were doing that work [referring to earlier muckraking], but when it was sent back it got cut like that. I want to make a call out to the reporters out there for a moment: know that we are here because of the will of the people, we the people can see for ourselves, and we know what you are reporting on, it’s not just for the political parties to see, but for everyone isn’t it? I also want to call out to the KMT legislators out there; you all said that your political views were the people’s views, but now you are falling back into the party line. Do you think next election we won’t know? When we tell our children, we will have the proof. I also want to call out to everyone for a moment: you need to be vigilant against fear. There are times when our manpower is weak, next week is a busy time (mid-terms), but whens something happens I want to be here! I know everybody is busy, but I hope you can spread the word. I want to share with everyone a conversation with my mother. Me: Sorry, I know I should have told you, but I felt like I needed to be here, so I’m at the parliament. My mom: That’s ok, some things just need to be done. I support you.
01:46 [Jinan] (Jesus Sandoval, from Spain with fluent Mandarin) I’m a teacher and broadcast manager. The first week I came to Taiwan, the movement against Chen Shui-bian happened, and that helped me gradually understand Taiwan. I’ve been in Taiwan for 8 years, and seen a lot of cultural differences, and understood the situation of Taiwanese people more closely. I’m afraid, I hope there are no attacks. But the first day of the protests, I was proud of you. Watching news from other countries, they said the student protestors here in Taiwan were using some violence, but I haven’t seen any violence. I would like to teach everyone a little Spanish “Long Live Taiwan” (Viva Taiwan)!
01:40 [Jinan] (Lin Chen-fang, a young demonstrator) I worked for more than a year in Kunming, a second tier city in China. The people there are jealous that [people in] Taiwan have the ability to express their own opinions in public.
01:40 [Jinan] (YOYO, singer from Hong Kong) Today is my third day here, I just wanted to offer my support to everyone, because the last 3 or 4 years I’ve been in Taiwan receiving support. Hong Kong has changed a lot in the last decade, we look to you as an example.
01:37 [Qingdao E.] (Host) Now we will start the citizen’s forum (unclear); hang on a second, we are about to break the record, a 10 year old boy called Chen from New Taipei City would like to share with everyone (unclear)
01:35 [Jinan] (Host) I would like to share this report from a friend in China. “I’m from China, and today I want to support my friends and support Taiwan. In the last few years, I have made many Taiwanese friends in different people’s movements, and we should fight against any form of oppression. When oppression comes knocking, I will stand up with my friends. From the 18th I have been here, at that time there were only a few hundred people, we weren’t sure if the CSSTA would be changed. I support everyone, and I support protecting democracy!
01:34 [Jinan] (Host) Two cars from Pingtung’s Daren University of Science and Technology have just arrived, welcome!
01:33 [Jinan] (Li Yu-hsuan, NTU) Medicine is not a business, and shouldn’t be mentioned in an international trade agreement. If this passes, Chinese people will be coming en masse to make use of our medical resources, and that’s not right.
01:32 [Qingdao E.] (Gao, a student at Taipei U of Education) Are our leaders morons? The whole world has trust, and only the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t. I want to ask those professional servicemen and servicewomen, when you see the flag being flown upside-down, is it right to simply ask why should support the CSSTA? (Unclear) This morning Zhongtian [a TV news station] shot video of cigarette butts...
01:30 [Qingdao E.] (Chen, student) Our only desire is to make it clear that Taiwan is a democratic country. We don’t want backroom deals, the hundreds of thousands of people supporting us here hope that we can make this clear. Thank you!
01:23 (Jinan) [Host ] Political participation is not the matter of a single day or two days. It’s something that must be integrated into daily life. If you don’t want to pay attention to politics, they’ll still pay attention to you. In your parents’ day, they had no way to occupy Jinan Rd., but we can, and we are Taiwan’s future. What effect will the CSSTA have on the medical and public health regulations in Taiwan? I have a person with disabilities in my family, and the first time my sister had surgery, we had to sell our house. After that, however, there was national health insurance. I am really thankful for it.
01:21 (Qingdao E. -gOv) (lost signal) Does everybody remember ECFA? (Note: trade agreement between Taiwan and China signed in July 2010) Taiwan has never been part of China, so how can we have this question of unification, there’s just a question of takeover. Please, if there is anyone at Zhongtian [a TV news station] who consider themselves to be Taiwanese, please go find yourself a better job! Ever since the Hong Zhongqiu incident, I have felt that us Taiwanese people are different, we have started to change and we’re not the same anymore. Also, you know that some people have said that Lin Fei-fan’s call to surround the KMT headquarters was not good, but I don’t feel that way, beucase you know that right now the KMT has the majority (lost signal)
01:15 (Qingdao E.) [Host] A Chinese teacher from Mackay Medical School wants to share a few words with its students here. The school president hopes that the students who are participating in the movement take care of their health and continue to press on. We want to deeply thank every student who was willing to sit here today. Could everyone give themselves a round of applause? Students in and outside of the legislative hall, it’s late night now and cold. Please make sure that you all stay warm. If there’s anyone who starts feeling cold, please come tell us and we will help you take care of it.
01:13 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [speech] ...(disconnected) So let’s give an applause to the police (Note: people are trying to maintain peaceful interactions and regard the government as the only target). And also for ourselves!
01:10 (Jinan Rd) [Office worker Lee Pingyao]: I am a corporate accountant. These few days, after putting in overtime, I come over to take part. Jokingly, I can say I’m coming here for the night shift and the overnight shift. Why do we occupy the legislature for the fourth and fifth days? Why are the members of Parliament still unmoved? There are so many publicly elected civil servants, yet they do not react. Political parties should be about assembling people, not assembling money, but these elected people are only about gathering money. These financial groups exploit our labor force, turning work into a system of job responsibilities, and taking our salaries and presenting them to election candidates. If you call your member of parliament, whether they’re blue or green, they have no power to do what they need to do. It’s left to us to come out ourselves. The power of the people out to make politicians worry. We’re no longer begging them. If we were to call them now to come out, they’d still be peacefully sleeping in their own beds. Right now you’re playing dead and not responding, so in the next election you’ll basically be dead candidates. Don’t think that the oceans of people these two days means that we’ve won either, because it’s going to be after Sunday night... now the government is dragging things out, but we need to show that we can drag things out even longer. Everyone knows that the significance of being here is to protect our friends inside the Legislature, so that the police won’t storm their barriers. But as soon as the government sees that there are fewer people, they will tell the police to evict the people inside. If the police begin to break down the barriers, then elections aren’t where we participate in politics anymore. Tonight, this, here is where we participate in politics.
01:08 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Speaker] Are are friends from inside the conference hall ready? (Ready!) Then we’ll give the microphone over to the conference hall.
(Conference hall representative) We don’t have any party affiliation. Today we sit together, but we also have our respective viewpoints. At the appropriate time, we will also, like eagles, take wing. Now, we welcome a friend from Taichung.
01:06 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] I really want to stand here with everybody. It’s really late now, but I still love to.
01:01 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Anchor] Let’s give a cry of "Today Taiwan, Tomorrow Hong Kong" to our friends in Hong Kong (shouts the slogan) We are a democratic country!
01:01 (Jinan) (Zhang Yaoren of the band Red Hare) The third son is "Oh, Beautiful Island!"
00:59 (Jinan) (Zhang Yaoren of the band Red Hare) The second song is "Don’t trick me after I’ve trusted you."
00:57 [Jinan Rd.] (Zhang Yaoren of the band Red Hare) I came on the first day, I came on the past few days too, and while many teachers came on stage to express their thoughts, I didn’t need to say much. I saw a really cool scene. We were really cold at the side of the road. There were two guys on the side of the road reading a dense book about molecular structures. Taiwanese mobs really have the highest of standards!
00:57 [Qingdao E. Rd.] (Sally from Hong Kong) At Hong Kong, I ask friends for a donation of 10,000 NTD so I can fly here ... I think if we have a 24-hour labor strike and that of student, we can put pressure on the government.
00:53 [Jinan Rd.] (Zhang Yaoren of the band Red Hare) Graduate of Taipei arts school drama department, performing "Why am I not someone who can change the world?"
00:51 [Qingdao E.] ((Dr. Liu, NTU Hospital, Founder of 1985 citizen’s organization) Today everyone has really come together, so there’s no problems. Right now there are 50 medical staff inside the parliament fighting together with you, and 4 medical stations outside, in total 200 people. There are also lawyers and every type of professional here standing together until the final moment. My other persona is that of the founder of the 1985 organization, why don’t I say, because I hope everyone uses students to finish this movement. The sit-ins of the Wild Lily Movement lasted six days, and the previous era was ended, because the President at that time still had some brains. Now, this President hasn’t even responded after more than a hundred hours. We are already at ground zero, we don’t know what the next steps will be. The students inside are the most exhausted, do you have any idea what it’s like in there? 24 hours of bright lights makes it impossible to get any rest. Everyone thinks 1985 is fair and rational, while Island Nation Youth is extremist. But the most important part of a movement is having the demands met and letting others know about these problems. A movement that is either totally peaceful or totally violent will not be a successful one. The people disobey orders because the jurisprudence of this government has no legitimacy, so they are exercising their right to disobey and take this country back. Some people say they were held back by security, or that the attacks have been too extremist, but we absolutely cannot let ourselves be divided. If, internally, we are split into factions, it will be the start of our failure. Our movement was extreme at the beginning, and later became a peaceful act of civil disobedience. They still say we are here illegally occupying the parliament building. Does everyone remember which TV news station was flinging mud on these students? (Crowd: Zhongtian!) You said it, not me! The first day I snapped some photos of Zhongti
an reporters playing with their phones and smoking cigarettes, but I have higher standards than that. During the Ukraine protests, did the reporters photograph them eating snacks and smoking cigarettes? There are many kind-hearted reporters doing their duty. The beat of the movement has definitely changed, and when it needs to take action it does. We need to come together, and support the students. We have already come to a road which has never before been walked down, don’t listen to those old hacks, They are at the wrong meeting, don’t listen to those rumors!
00:49 [Jinan Rd.] At any time there will be at least 4 to 6 lawyers inside (the hall). Also if any confrontation (with the police) happens, you can remain silent and call 02)2523-1178 (Judical Reform Foundation)
00:46 [Jinan Rd.] (Lawyer Mr. Wu) We have 270 volunteer lawyer (and increasing). I want to clarify something, personally. I entered the hall on Friday at 4 pm, and came out at 10:30 pm. There was no air conditioner for a while, but later it became fine. The problem about having no toilet is also resolved, and many food were brought inside. We also have a medical team of about 30 there.a medical team of about 30 there.
00:46 [Jinan Rd.] Lawyer Mr. Wu comes to the stage.
00:46 [Jinan Rd.] (Host) If anyone wants to share his/ her opinion, just come to front.
00:45 [Jinan Rd.] (Prof. Hong) We know we are doing the right thing, so must persist.
00:40 [Jinan] Even as mayor, Ma Ying-jeou wasn’t good, and he still became President; that is unfortunate for us. Everything I said is rooted in science, it’s not made up, so Ma Ying-jeou has no basis to sue me for slander, but he could sue me for breaking the confidentiality of national secrets. Anyway, I believe that Xi Jin Ping knew about these national secrets early on, so they could plan the CSSTA, only allowing it to pass with no modifications. We can only understand last year’s dispute between Ma and Wang if we analyze Ma’s thought process in this way. Even though Ma is not winning, he must keep on trying until the end, because he has frontal lobe damage. That’s why after Fukushima, he kept trying to continue construction of Nuclear Plant No. 4.
00:43 [Conference Hall] (Organizer) Attention all group leaders: please clear all of the rubbish from your desks and chairs, some people will soon be coming through to help sort out the chairs. Thank you.
00:41 [Jinan] (Professor Hong) President Ma doesn’t care about others, he only cares about himself, his vision, and his authority. He doesn’t listen to anyone else’s opinions, and people like this are unable to cope with the changing circumstances in this country. People like this are unqualified to be President. The citizenry’s eyes shine brightly, and we can see Ma’s capabilities quite clearly.
00:37 [Qingdao E.] (Hot-blooded Taipei Mother) I had to wait until my husband and children were asleep before I could come out. I voted for Ma Ying-jeou, but I was wrong. Why hasn’t the legislature been helping us? Go to hell! If you could think about others a bit more, would Taiwan be in this position? It’s two countries not “two coasts” [referring to “One China Policy”].
00:35 [Jinan] (Professor Hong) President Ma has made all types of questionable remarks, and other members of the government always simply brush it off. When this happens with children, it’s cute, but it’s unacceptable when coming from the head of state. It seems possible that Ma’s frontal lobes are damaged.
00:34 (Conference Hall) [Host] Anyone who’s not ready to sleep yet please come to the front, let the people at the back have a rest. Please be considerate. Thank you.
00:30 (Conference hall) [Host] It’s already 12:30. Would everyone please get your sleeping bags and cardboard and prepare to rest? This is a long battle, please everyone be sure to rest well.
00:28 (Jinan) [Professor Hong] This protest is great therapy for Taiwan. The hour is late, but we need to still press on. Our President Ma has said many things that lack wisdom, which simply allow us to laugh. (details many laughable things that President Ma said in the past)
00:26 (Jinan Rd.) [Anchor] Now we invite Professor Hong from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to share with us.
00:14 (Linsen S.) We are still lacking people. Please send some demonstrators from Qingdao and Jinan Rd. over. Please have the Anchor or someone else spread this message and send more manpower.
00:13 (Conference hall) (Everyone is getting ready to rest, so there are only occasional announcements looking for people)
00:11 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Member of public] My mom again and again told me I couldn’t come, but I came because Taiwanese citizens need to stand up. Even though we are a small country, we can’t let China unceasingly coerce us. Many people ask why South Korea signed, because they are an independent country. Ma Ying-jeou, are you going to come out and speak to us or not?
00:03 (Qingdao E.) [Ms. Kao, Pingtung] Last night I sat on the train for 6 hours to get here. My job is taking care of elderly people. Those grandmothers and grandfathers know that China is not a just country. I hope Ms. Chou Mei-ching tells Mr. Ma, please deal with the current state of affairs of the Taiwanese people before you open the press conference.
00:02 (Lane 8, Linsen S.) There is less manpower available, the emergency lane is too empty. 200 people needed!
March 22, 2014
23:59 (Jinan) [Speaker] We Taiwanese have been isolated for too long already. But we now shine with creativity and thought, so that the world can see us. Once the CSSTA was signed, we showed the world that when our methods are being cut, we need to stand together to protect democracy; to protect this little island. We are not only a economic miracle, but also a symbol for democracy. The world is watching us.
23:57 (Qingdao E.) [Taichung student named Li] Thank you everybody for pouring your soul into our democracy. Is coercing our country into signing the agreement fair and reasonable? Premier Jiang gave us an answer that we cannot accept. We must keep on fighting. My parents called me, but I always hang up. I told them I had to stay here because I have to protect Taiwan’s democracy. (Calls his mom) Taiwan (Go!), Taiwan (Go!). Thank you mom, thank you everybody.
23:52 (Jinan) [Speaker] The Chinese Communist Party suppresses the flow of information, and forces books to censor their contents. Do we dare to challenge China? In the future, after signing the trade pact, will we have the ability to communicate and negotiate with China? Our publishing industry will definitely be seriously influenced. Our culture cannot be destroyed. We must protect our independence.
23:47 (Conference Hall) [Host] It has become late again. Everyone can gather cardboard at the supply stand, and prepare for the night.
23:46 (Jinan) [Speaker] Our struggle today makes history, and will become a movement worthy of recording.
23:45 (Conference Hall) [Steward representative] We are looking for volunteers to guard the front door as well as stewards.
23:44 (Jinan) [Speaker] The government’s behaviour today is not just. We must not take the role of the victim.
23:43 (Conference Hall) [Doctor? ]: Right now everyone is in close proximity. If there’s anyone starting to get a cold, please come to the medical station to take a high dose of Vitamin C, it can help prevent it. If there are anxious or insomniac (overtired?) students, you can also come over.
23:40 (Conference Hall) [Group leader] If anyone is taking over for the night shift please: 1. Prepare yourself to spend the night here, 2. Double-check that your information has been submitted to us correctly. Thank you.
23:38 (Jinan Rd.) [Speaker] Citizen movements are an inalienable right. We stand for ethics and decency, and at the same time, we are also a political movement. Our appeals and conduct are a political act.
23:34 (Jinan Rd.) [Mr. Yang] If today the CSSTA were to pass, then in the future there will be even more brazen, unscrupulous things passed and more excessive bills.
23:30 (Conference Hall) [Resource team] Would everybody please busy themselves for a moment to look around you for trash and take it to the nearest trash and recycling area for disposal?
23:27 (Qingdao E.) [Tri-Service General Hospital, Dr. Lin] I am Taiwanese, and I firmly stand against the opaque CSSTA. Why are we called "Chinese Taipei"? We act strong here, but as soon as we face pressure from China we become weak. We cannot accept that.
23:25 (Jinan) [Mr. Yang] We must not act carelessly now, or else Taiwan might be sold to China soon.
23:21 (Jinan Rd.) [Mr. Yang]: Some of the members of social movements in the past, now they are already old, and yet they still stand on the front lines defending Taiwan.
23:09 (Jinan Rd.) [Speaker] We are displaying a very high standard of culture. In my twenty years of observing social movements, Taiwan has improved a lot (signal lost), we need room in which to maneuver, to give our future a chance. That this movement has continued for five days, this demonstrates that a foundation for the movement has already been built in Taiwan. If President Ma is at all sincere, please turn on the HVAC system in the room.
23:05 (Conference Hall) [Wu Yi-feng, Director] (Lost signal) ... At that time [people] kept posting things on the internet, and they kept posting so much that later, the Zhongzheng District Police Substation called to arrange a discussion; it wasn’t until then that everyone knew [what was happening]. I told him that the more he wants to meet for a discussion, the more people will find out. If it’s finished, it’s finished. Do you want to finish [this protest]? (Crowd: No! We’ll keep going!) (Unclear) For us, when construction on Nuclear Plant No. 4 stopped, our protest would be finished. We wanted proof of the willpower of water, but what were we most afraid of? The softness of water; we wanted to use the softness of students. Today, you are all here (signal lost) we weren’t interested in politics, but this country is ours, when Plant No. 4 explodes we won’t care about [political] factions, because there will be nothing left. Everyone sees your softness and warmth; but we will also need strength to continue. We can be warm and soft towards other people, but when others treat our demands unjustly, we need strength to continue! Right at this moment, you are writing a page in the history books; you are doing what adults want but dare not do! Remember, take care of yourselves, keep hydrated, but our demands must be met!
23:03( Conference Hall) [Host] Please everybody seat forward and let’s welcome Director Wu Yi- Feng. [Directer Wu] Students, you are doing what the seniors dare not do. I admire your courage. [singing the Ihla Formosa]
23:02 (Jinan Rd.) [Speaker] My work involves investigating the trade pact and doing fieldwork. This movement today is the expression of Taiwanese citizen’s education.
22:57: (Conference Hall) [Director Wang]...Once, people believed that democracy was just a farce, but we now can say it isn’t! Because the masters are here! (Everyone cheers) We are saying to our representatives, the masters are here! This time, since the beginning when you burst in, I can say, the whole world has been watching you. So many people are out in the rain keeping you company, because they all feel that Taiwan is a place of freedom, and this freedom is very precious.
22:52 (Qingdao E. Road) [Note from a student at Taichung Technical Uni.] After reading people’s thoughts on the agreement and talking it over with my mom, I decided to come here. I would rather have made an effort but fail, instead of doing nothing and regretting it.
22:46 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Director Wang Hsiao-Di and Wu Yi-Tsung are here with us as well. [Movie Director Wang] Everyone please be seated, and let me tell you a story. [...] Students should have the courage to express their confusion. [Anchor] Rumor has it that we will move to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. There is no such a thing. We will stay in the Parliament.
22:44 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The English broadcast is anchored by a dedicated translator. It’s not the woman who from the journalism department at NTU like it was for the past few days.
22:44 (Qingdao E) [Rwei-ren Wu, Academia Sinica Taiwan History Researcher] Say Yes to Taiwan. Say Yes to Democracy.
22:42 (Qingdao E) [Rwei-ren Wu, Academia Sinica Taiwan History Researcher] An island that protects democracy is an island that should be protected by the world.
22:39 (Qingdao E) [Rwei-ren Wu, Academia Sinica Taiwan History Researcher] Teaching [history] is limited by the so-called "seven unspeakable things." You can’t mention universal values, freedom of the press, civil society, civil rights, historical mistakes of the CCP, influence of the bourgeoisie, or the independence of the judiciary.
22:38 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Taipei District Prosecutor announced that he will be holding a press conference at 10:30.
22:35 (Qingdao E) [Rwei-ren Wu, Academia Sinica Taiwan History Researcher] Jiang Yi-huah, have you communicated with the academia? Jiang Yi-huah, can you guarantee that the history of Taiwan will not become just the local history of China.
22:34 (Qingdao E) [Rwei-ren Wu, Academia Sinica Taiwan History Researcher] I skipped class when I was a student, and I have skipped work when I was a lecturer. There seems to be less lectures of political science and history these days so I thought to reinforce a bit. Without the knowledge in the field of politics and history, there are no chances of winning this protest. The citizen movement is a political movement. To publish and to comment on the issues freedom. I was a victim of the audit of China publish. Although I am not a victim as a Taiwanese merchant, I fell a victim. I translated "Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism". It is one of the most brilliant books of humanities. It focuses on the research of nationalism and has rewritten the history of mankind. I have to let you know about the victim experience of this book. Shanghai People’s Publishing House of China published the Simplified Chinese version that rudely modified and deleted the contents of this book. Chapter 9 was left in bit and pieces because there were trifles about Deng Xiaoping and Zhou Enlai. The review that I have written in the very end, a paragraph of sensibility for Taiwan, was completed removed from the book. Having my homeland Taiwan totally removed from the book is a very serious insult to the researchers. In the newer edition published 2 years ago, Dr. Anderson has mentioned about how the Taiwan edition has become a China edition. The Taiwan editors have requested Shanghai to not remove this part of it, but they deleted the paragraphs regardless. I have to say, they sure are worthy to deserve the name of the Rising China.
22:23(Conference Hall) [Anchor] The strike action is aided by Pharmacist Association.
22:23(Conference Hall) [Anchor] The CNA News just announced that President Ma. is going to hold a press conference tomorrow morning.
22:20(Conference Hall) [Anchor] The further movement of next week will be arousing protesters from other associations to perform strike action. For now, it is confirmed that Taiwan Union of Nurses Association and Bar Association will perform strike action, starting from Monday. The Petition at the White House still needs 9,634 more votes to reach 100,000.
22:18( Conference Hall) [Anchor] The latest news announced President Ma will hold press conference tomorrow morning.
22:12 (Qingdao E) [Host] Everyone’s opinions might be revolving and changing quite a lot these days. Other than listening to the speeches given on the stage, you might also try to discuss your ideas with those around you as well.
22:10(Conference Hall) [Anchor] The only fund-raising box is on Jinan Rd. Please don’t mistake it.
22:02[Qingdao E] Fengchia Univ. Student Yan: I told my teacher, if I flunk today, I can always retake the course. But if the CSSTA is corrupted, then Taiwan will have no future. I see no rioters here, not like the way that 中天 described. I love you guys, we are all doing the right thing. We are all witnessing and making history.
21:57 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] If you have questions regarding fund raising, please refer to the Facebook page of Island Nation Youth (Link: https://www.facebook.com/lslandnationyouth?fref=ts) (Chinese:
黑色島國青年陣線 ) or AntiBlackTW (Link: https://www.facebook.com/antiblacktw?fref=ts) (Chinese: 反黑箱服貿協議 ). Please be noted both Facebook Pages are in Chinese.
21:51 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] We suggest foreigners watch the LIVE English broadcasting version on Ustream. Search the account: longsoneng.
21:47 (Conference Hall): [Anchor] The occupation has entered its 137th hour and is still continuing. You can also invite foreigners to watch our live-stream through the website.
21:38 [Conference Hall]: Ustream: The new LIVE English broadcasting platform can be find in the website USTREAM search the account: longsoneng.
21:37 (QingDao E. Rd.) Host Xiao-Hei on
21:36 (QingDao E. Rd.) [Ms. Chou, Member of the public] It’s 120 years since the First Sino-Japanese War. 120 Years ago, people back then failed to maintain the country’s dignity and integrity. We couldn’t let that happen again after 2 sexagenary cycle has passed.
21:34 (Qingdao E.) 3rd Grader 楊同學: I have tests next week, and my parents told me not to come out, but I told them that although I’m only a 3rd grader, any amount of effort counts. Compared to reading my civics textbooks at home, I should be here. I would regret it too much if I didn’t come. Everyone has already come here, why can’t a 3rd grader do the same? Thanks everyone
21:31 (QingDao E. Rd.) [Mr. Chu, Member of the public] I am in the working class. Last Tuesday I was attracted to here because of the activity, and I also stormed the parliament, and I stayed there for quite a few days. Regarding the CSSTA, all of us have our own demands, and there’re a lot of differences to sort out. Will deliberation of every single article of the treaty makes this treaty just and right? OK even though we made the government retreats the trade pact, we successfully occupied the parliament, we forced President Ma to give his reply, but it’s same old rubbish he talked, are we still going to occupy forever? Can we maintain the size of the crowd? What if President Ma persists on? Should we pack things up and go home? I can’t give any answers to these questions - but this is the upside of liberty. We don’t need to wait for the lawmakers to react if this matter is urgent enough. Going from dictatorship to liberty means destroying the inequalities between the government and the people, and demands everyone to develop independent thinking; however the reverse is a much easier process - Stop thinking and we are going backwards. People, please think about what you are demanding, And how far will you go to achieve your ideal.
21:22 (QingDao E. Rd.) [A message from a Liberal Studies teacher from Hong Kong] I’d like to give my support to all of you, and I discussed the CSSTA with my students. If the Taiwanese government fails to respond it’s very likely for us to have further actions. Please spread the information.
21:19 (QingDao E. Rd.) [Member of the public] If the protest continues, the livelihoods of many will be disrupted. However I think it should continue, waking up more and more people. Thank you!
21:09 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The live broadcast on NicoNico and other platforms will continue until the protest is officially over.
21:09 [Conference Hall] Inside the hall the number of people has not changed significantly. On the outside, however, there are about 30,000 people as of now.
20:57 [Hall] Ustream: We’ve occupied the Conference hall for 133 hours so far. There will be live English translation/interpreter soon.
20:36 [Conference Hall] If people need any supplies for brushing teeth and hair washing, please go to the front desk. Supplies are limited, please use conscientiously.
20:27[Hall] Ustream: Our video is back now, please press F5 to refresh.
Also we would like to clarify that we only have one particular group that is fundraising, the 反黑箱 group. Because of the lighting and stage staff need to work too, so although inside the hall we don’t have costs , but outside the Hall.
20:26 [Hall] Ustream: Niconico viewers, arigatou
20:15 [Conference Hall] Ustream: Currently there are no new activities, the students and participants are tired and need rest after 5-days-fag. Any new schedule and activities will be announced at once after confirmation.
20:13[Hall] Announcement: Lin Fei-fan please report to the front, thanks
20:08[Conference Hall] Ustream OP: Right now it’s 8:08pm and we’ve occupied the hall for 132 hours. Currently President Ma still has not made any response.
20:01 [Hall] Many people are sending in supplies but our team volunteers can’t handle that volume of stuff. For example if something is being sent in for you personally, it wouldn’t be good to have the supplies team handle that. So I’m thinking of an idea to form another team to receive and deliver supplies. This is also in the interest of safety, as the team can inspect the packages beforehand. This idea is still a work in progress, please think of ideas and let us know how we can make this better.
19:57 (Hall) We need support at the Linsen N. Rd and Jinan Rd intersection, thanks
19:48 (Jinan) One thing that dictators often do, is to package themselves as being very moral. So how will you overthrow an authority of violence? A dictatorship? You have to be living in reality.
19:46 (Conference Hall) [Chang Tieh Chi] Hope to fight hard together with everyone. (Keep losing signal) We hope that Democracy can allow the people to truly be the masters of policy making. Sooner or later we will retreat, but we will always remember, the Parliament is ours! Thank you everyone.
19:45 (Hall) 柯一正: We respect you. Our hearts are together, no matter where we are or what we are doing. We are constantly thinking about what we can do in the event that the police will act. So don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you are here.
19:44 [Jinan] National Chung-Hsing Univ. Tourism, Recreation & Taiwan Environmental Protection Union Mr. 董建宏: What is democracy? I think that democracy is a way of life.
19:35 (Conference Hall) [Writer Hsiao Ye] I have a lot of work, but I never forgot you. I wrote an article the first day: Young people occupying the Parliament. Young people feel alive when Occupying the Parliament, not walking dead. Problem in the Army, land justice, issue are arising. Many struggled to get the democratic system we have today, but it is turned in to a system for booty share. Since the day you occupied the Parliament, there are many people surrounding you. I did not want to disturb you because I do not with to harvest what you have plant. Today I got a call that wish me to come and talk. Not only in the here, many other places people started to think. Even a 12 years old is talking but this. This short talk is one of my proudest moments.
19:35 (Conference Hall)Thanks everyone for being here. Misinformation is constantly being spread around to the students inside the Yuan and citizens outside, with many physical incidents.
19:34 (QingDao E. Road) Host leading slogan: "Revoke CSSTA" * 3 "Pass Supervision Regulation" *3
19:32 (QingDao E. Road) Host: Thanks to the speaker...
19:28[Qingdao E.] Host: As we face the future of Taiwan, we have broken through the system/establishment, we have come through this difficult battle
19:24 [Jinan] Crispy is performing
19:21 (Jinan Rd.) We are looking for people who can fix generators. Please come to the first tent behind the stage. Tools are available.
19:13 (Jinan Rd.) [Ho13 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] Because the CSSTA already passed, it is not possible to review it clause by clause. The only possibility is to revoke/retract it.
18:50 (Conference Hall) The temperature will be low tonight, please pay attention to keep warm. We are now eating dinner, decision maker are having a meeting. Our number have not reduce, many of them are out of the shot.
18:40(Jinan Rd.) Lawyer Yu: My point of view is not your point of view. From my perspective, there is several dimension of CSSTA. First, it can be understand as pact between countries, we should have the right to join the discussion. Thus this is the first problem we need to pay attention to, procedural justice. On the other hand, there is problem of impact on industry, and natinal security.
18:20 (Qingdao E. Road) National Sun Yat-sen University sociology Professor: Traditionally there are two ways to change sovereignty. 1. War: Fast in time but causes hatred. 2. Trade: Longer in time, but highly effective.
17:50 (Conference Hall) [Host] As long as we stay in here, nothing is going to change in here.
17:43 (Conference Hall) Ma Ying-Jiu show yourself! Ma Ying-jiu show yourself! Are you satisfied? NO!
17:41 (Conference Hall) Citizens from different walks of life congregate here at the Legislature because they want reply from the ruling party. However, the situation today still disappoint us. Premier Jiang was clear on his position regarding the two appeal we have. He will not return CSSTA. Secondly, Premier Jiang believes that The four legal technicalities would handle the situation. However, Law ranks higher than Legal technicalities. Without passing the law, we have no right to supervise the making of related acts. We are disappointed. We can’t see the future of our country. Lastly, Premier Jiang mentioned that the Pact is in relation with President Ma. And this is our only consensus. We think that he frustrated, he have no real power to make any decision. Thus, Ma Ying-Jiu come out and face this. Rigorous examination of CSSTA.
17:36 (Conference Hall) Premier Jiang has told us his opinion. He answered our first demand with:
"The Executive Yuan is not planning to revoke the CSSTA, because it brings great advantages for the Taiwanese people."
We do not agree with this point of view. First, the CSSTA indeed does carry advantages for Taiwanese. But only for the few large corporations that are planning to expand to China. For the average service industry and employee it is very harmful. We do not condone judgind the situation only from the large corporations point of view. Furthermore, even if the CSSTA had only advantages, the decision process was not in accordance with democratic procedures.
17:31 (Conference Hall) Lawyer Lai please explain Cross-strait Supervision Regulation. First, young people have made a decision regarding communication with Premier Jiang . We welcome Premier Jiang to converse with us, but on two conditions. First, is to return CSSTA. Second is to complete Cross-strait Supervision Regulation. With out the regulation, further talk of any pact should be suspended. Unfortunately, Premier Jiang did not make any promise.
17:36 (Qingdao E.) The ones who hold power still get away from responsibilities, and we are still protesting. This is a vicious cycle. Maybe we should come to short, mid, and long term consensus.
17:27 (Qingdao E.) [Ms. Chao] Students, thank you for your diligence! I want to say, good work to all! Can we give a round of applause for the students inside the Parliament?
17:26 (Qingdao E.) [Host] As we sit here, peaceful demonstration is the way we protect ourselves. However, without justice, there is no peace!
17:16 (Qingdao E. inside) [NCCU Law Professor] The recent Chinese advertisements for immigration into Taiwan ( http://postimg.org/image/4bkr4cxfz/ ) and well as Taiwans public healthcare are Taiwan’s pride. That is something important. Today everyone here who caught a cold can rely on our public healthcare.
17:09 (Qingdao E.) There are four years left of our "Ten Golden Years". Whose golden years is it going to be? All of us are on the street because Ma Ying-Jiu is lacking any humaneness.
17:06 (Qingdao E.) When the people in power start to ridicule the struggling people, we must not believe the lies of the officials! We need to protect our home and our family!
17:06 (Qingdao E.) [Sun Yat-Sen Senior High School student] The people are like the foundation of a building. If the building is supposed to be stable, the foundation is the most important part, is it not? Can it be that the government does not care about what happened today? I know I am only a High School student, but I am also a Taiwanese. Are we supposed to surrender Taiwanese democracy and sovereignty now? Democracy does not fall from the sky, it is earned in exchange for blood. Today the opaque CSSTA -- tomorrow Taiwan might be sold. Everyone stand up and fight.
17:05 (Conference Hall) There is supposed to be an official response at 5.30 PM.
16:41 (Qingdao E.) All over Taiwan people are having sit-ins at KMT offices and are protesting. We thank you for your solidarity! Give them a hand!
16:38 (Qingdao E.) Fellow students, fellow journalists, after me: Revoke CSSTA! Pass supervision regulations! Revoke CSSTA!
Premier Jiang has explained very clearly that they will not agree to revoke the CSSTA. Thus now we kindly ask the Premier to return to the Executive Yuan. Please do not push, and repeat after me! Revoke CSSTA! Revoke CSSTA! President Ma show yourself! President Ma show yourself! Revoke CSSTA! Revoke CSSTA! Pass supervision regulations! Pass supervision regulations!
16:36 (Qingdao E.) [Lin Fei-Fan] We certainly agree to have dialogue with Premier Jiang. Fellow friends and journalists, I suppose you still remember the preconditions for the dialogue? First: revoke the Cross Strait Service Trade Agreement. Second: pass regulations on supervision. As Premier Jiang mentioned it is not only the Executive Yuan, but also President Ma. Thus we here and now, together with Premier Jiang, invite President Ma to appear in person and confront us! President Ma show up! President Ma show up!
[Premier Jiang] Please let me say one more sentence...
[Lin Fei-Fan] Thank you Premier Jiang for giving us such a clear-cut answer; that is you will not revoke the CSSTA.
16:33 (Qingdao E.) [Premier Jiang] The CSSTA brings great opportunities for our country, thus we are not planing on making any changes to the agreement. But we agree to have the agreement examined.
16:21 (Qingdao E.) It is not that we do not welcome Premier Jiang to come, but in any dialog and discussion, we only have two demands to appeal to Premier Jiang, to promise that this dialog has the possibility of discussion. First, we request the parliament to retract the CSSTA! Retract the CCSTA! Second, we appeal the Ma administration to quickly pass the "Regulations on the Drafting and Supervision of Cross Strait Agreements"! Pass the regulations on supervision! Pass the regulations on supervision!
16:19 (Qingdao E.) [Lin Fei-Fan] Everyone do not move, all sit down.
16:19 (Qingdao E.) [Lin Fei-Fan] Please listen to me and stop pushing. Please keep order. I am the senior commander of the occupation. We are inviting premier Jiang to come here.
16:14 (Conference Hall) [yelling slogans] Chiang Yi-Hua! Revoke CSSTA! Ma Ying-Jiu! Come out and face us!
16:13 (Qingdao E.) Please make a passageway, stop pushing and shoving, friends, I am Fei-Fan, Please, all of our media friends, return to your places. Please, all friends, sit down. [yelling slogan] Sit down. Everyone move back! Everyone move back! Students sit down, students stand down. Media members back up five steps, students please sit down.
16:13 (Jinan Rd.) Professor Ping-Husn Chen (陳秉訓) of National Taipei University of Technology (台北科技大學) Institute of Intellectual Property (智慧財產權研究所) is on stage.
15:09 (Jinan Rd.) [Mr. Xu] The Chinese party calls themselves "Communist party of China". They want to tell us they are communist, but in fact they are nothing but sleazy, predatory capitalists!
14:46 (Qingdao E.) [Ms. Zhang from Taipei] I’m dizzy because I haven’t slept for 4 days. I’m just a girl who likes to dance, and not some social elite. I think we all have a mission. I think if we understand history better we would not be where we are today. 60 years ago the 228 incident happened because we demanded our rights. Today I think that President Ma has violated the law and the constitution, I think we should put out a bulletin for his arrest. I don’t understand why the police is listening to him and not arresting him. I am here today because I don’t want our future to be in their hands. I live in areas where Chinese people often visit. I don’t mind them, they are just people, but I don’t care for the Chinese government because they have no concept of human rights. Liu Xiaobo is still in prison and Xinjiang is still being suppressed. My body is shaking, perhaps from a lack of sleep, but I am not worried because there’s a medical team here. If our country doesn’t change we’ll need to come out every day. I’ve learned a lot the past few days, while my education taught me only to love dancing and not care about my society.
14:37 (Qingdao E.) [Student surnamed Chen from Taipei] This is my first time at an event like this. Has anyone seen "V for Vendetta"? Are we not, like the movie, letting the officials get away with it? Haven’t we been too uncaring in the past? My friends are still playing online games, and they said playing games have nothing to do with the CSSTA. An article online said that President Ma is very smart, and has planned everything. Well, I say that even if we are doomed to fail we should still come out and at least try. Perhaps if someone else was president we would still end up here because we have been too uncaring, but no more.
14:27 (Qingdao E.) [Nat’l Central Uni. student, chem materials dept.] This is my first time here. I’ve never come out before, not for Corporal Hung’s case, not for the Dapu case. I always thought someone else will come out for me. But I think the CSSTA is an issue that is very connected with our daily lives. Officials and professors are highly situated in society and are less affected by the CSSTA, but us salary earners are strongly affected. I’ve only been here one full day and one night, probably less than many others, I appreciate your coming. Supplies have been handed out continuously, but people are considerate and worried that others will not have enough. We can all stay home and speak empty words of support, but we decided to come out. We are under a lot of pressure, we’ve been besmirched, but we are at a historical turning point. I never cared about it before, and always thought that society would take care of it, but it is people like you that is makingus pay attention, do research, watch videos, and understand what it is all about. Even if people are against different things - CSSTA itself, the lack of transparency, even communism - we listen to everyone sincerely and without judgement. We are mature citizens. We know at least that this version of the CSSTA is unacceptable. We are against the lack of transparency and the lack of proper procedure. Finally, I want to thank the students here, the police, and volunteers. If you are a volunteer and you are tired, please let us know, we will rise up and support you.
14:21 (Jinan Rd.) [student surnamed Tsai coming out from the Conference Hall] The people inside are firm. They say it is safe inside because all of you outside are protecting them. They want to say thank you.
14:19 (Qingdao Zhongshan) [announcer] Lost child, 2 1/2 years old, blue hoodie, grey pants. He’s here at the stage, would his mother please pick him up? If his mother is too far from the stage please contact your nearest volunteer.
14:16 (Jinan Rd.) [Hong Kong Citizen] Financial, communication and advertising industries mustn’t open to the Chinese. The financial industry’s boss is the Chinese Communist Party, and they invade other industries by purchasing. The financial structure is very weak, and yet the CCP is a bunch of trickster. They claim to be communists, but in fact they are a bunch of horrible capitalists. Communication industries mustn’t open to Chinese because they can access and monitor our communications after they have input their capital. If advertising industries have fallen into the hand of the Chinese, would Taiwan still be able maintain her right of free speech? We need to tell everybody why we are against the CSSTA in a peaceful manner.
14:15: (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Taiwan Asso. for Human Rights] We learnt this from previous case - if we persevere and never give in to the power, plus obstinate lawyers to help us out, we will eventually reach our goal. We will force the officials to apologize in front of the Taiwan citizens.
13:56 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] If you can’t view the instant video and text relay, just click F5 and refresh. We are not running out of mobile electricity supply now, thanks for you help. If you are running out of resources, please visit the Facebook Page of 黑色島國青年陣線 (Chinese): https://www.facebook.com/lslandnationyouth?fref=ts
13:45 (Conference Hall) [announcer] At 2pm Premier Jiang will arrive outside, since he insists this is an illegal gathering he will not talk to us, so a few of us will go outside and talk to him. Ma has sent Jiang over, and we need to know if Jiang can adequately represent Ma. We have two demands: 1) Rescind the CSSTA 2) Implement "Regulations on the Drafting and Supervision of Cross Strait Agreements." Even if you are outside the Parliament we will chase you down there.
13:41 (Qingdao E.) [Mr. Yang of Taitung Uni. of Sci and Tech.] Please leave the emergency walkways clear. Do not take up space there just to get a good photo. Reporters may get happy when they think "I actually managed to get a photo of something bad happening."
On Tuesday, 200 people invaded and occupied Parliament and gave us the starting point here. I only recently started to care about the CSSTA issue, but now that I look at it, it turns my heart cold. Only a few of my peers understand the issue, most are ignorant as well. Bet her we know we are not fools nor hooligans, we are capable of independant thoughts, despite our differences in backgrounds and views. We understand the procedure was unjust. Over the past two days I have not seen any of the purported violence or chaos reported by the press. The students are not blindly following, we are here with an aim. Thank you volunteers, and everyone else here.
13:40 (Conference Hall) [anchor] If you want to provide material support you can go to 黑島青, if you want to send goods please send to "Post code 100, Taipei City Zhongzhen District, Jinan Rd. Sec. 1 No. 1, tent area." for a list of current material needs see: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zxF2MhhCedsKE23lW4sDHb7Uo2HrkEp3VusdWQruRzQ/pubhtml
13:39 (Conference Hall) [anchor] (turning the camera for viewers) This is what’s happening elsewhere in the Conference Hall. Many people are resting off-screen. There are many video cameras from media outlets on the 2nd floor, and many participating students.
13:28 (Jinan Rd.) [attorneys] The obligation of the police is to protect these students, not government officials. If you don’t understand I can hold classes for you. Merely obeying orders will hurt you in the end. Don’t throw your professional lives away. If you want to hurt these students us 200 lawyers will form a wall to protect them. If you act beyond or against the law we will seek redress.
13:28 (Qingdao E. Rd.) (Prof. Cheng from Hong Kong Poly U Applied Sociology Department) There is a saying in Hong Kong, that it needs mainland China to maintain its GDP growth. However, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening, and over one million people are living in poverty. Hong Kong’s wealth disparity is the most serious among all other countries, but we didn’t riot. As students, teachers and teens in Taiwan protest against the CSSTA, some people there claim that the action is anti-globalization. They believe that if Taiwan does not sign this treaty with mainland China it will be marginalized, and the unemployment rate will soar. However, I believe to be against the CSSTA is to be for democratic action and equal rights, because globalization is an economic condition of Neoliberalism. 1. Most industries in mainland China are monopolized by major corporations, but there is an appearance of parity between China and Taiwan. For example there is a major dentist chain in China which dominates a part of China’s dental service. Dental service in Taiwan however is usually run by individuals. The market in mainland China is a near monopoly, RMB is not freely exchangeable all over the world, meaning it’s a monopolized commodity. Mainland China has been depriving the working class of benefits and exporting their commodities by taking advantage of its low costs, all while claiming that they prefer and love freedom. This is their "party-state capitalism", or raw capitalism. This is not the American-style capitalism we are used to, this is all-consuming. Chinese capital is all-consuming, whether you be large or small. If this sort of capitalism enters the local economy, everything inside the local economy will be consumed. For example, food stands in HK have all but disappeared, and replaced by jewelry stores, because they no longer need to provide a local service to be profitable, they can provide services to foreigners.
Also because of the large number of new immigrants from mainland China has diluted the democratic electorate base, now less than 1/3 of HK’s population prefers democracy. 1. They no longer have the right to choose the head of the HKSAR, and their legislators are not all popularly elected, but some are selected from industry representatives. The CSSTA is not neoliberalism, it’s a crony of the communist party. HK people who support us believe we are fighting against communists, against the party-state capitalism they represent.
13:14 (Conference Hall) [announcer] The "no voice recording" order applies only when doctors are interviewing patients.
13:13 (Qingdao) [announcer]
We urge people to be selective in choosing their sources of information, and don’t get controlled by political parties or rumors.
13:13 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Announcements: The medical team will do quick checkups for everyone, including our friends in the press. you may film but please absolutely no voice recording. If you need assistance someone will come over and help you.
13:10 (Jinan Rd.) [Attorneys Group] Students may have to be face legal trouble after this action. The attorneys group now consists of 300 strong, which all of us promise to help the students with their lawsuits. The current Parade and Assembly Law requires the protest organizers to apply in advance, but the road is ours. Taiwan Legislative Yuan’s darkness is caused by the lawmakers. Representative democracy is the last resort of liberty, but when the system has been paralyzed, and the lawmakers failed to recognize themselves as the representative of people, what can be done by this weak government to satisfy the people?
13:01 (Conference Hall) [anchor] If you have a question about the CSSTA, please look at its text at http://www.ecfa.org.tw/SerciveTradeAgreement1.aspx?pid=7&cid=26
12:57 (Conference Hall) [announcer] yesterday afternoon we divided into teams and discussed the CSSTA based on a deliberative democracy model. We may publicize our results later.
12:53 (Conference Hall) [announcer] This is the 120th hour of us occupying the Parliament. Many people in Taiwan are coming to join us. Please tidy up a bit. We are rezoning certain areas. This is now our sit-in area, if you are resting please don’t be here. friends from the media please move to the first row...(omitted) A volunteer in the logistics group was here yesterday and went home to rest today, but many friends are still calling him and asking how to help. Please make sure you contact logistics volunteers on-site to provide supplies.
12:49 (Qingdao) [student surnamed Yi] We must have the will to succeed, don’t think we’re too insignificant. Lend your talents to those inside the hall, and discuss ideas online.
12:49 (Qingdao N.) [speaker] If we participate we should try to win! We have to think of how to win! Please lend your ideas to those inside.
12:48 (Qingdao N.) [speaker] We could hold hunger strikes, but I’m not sure that would be effective either.
12:47 (Qingdao N.) [speaker] Well, we could use hackers to paralyze them. We can use Facebook to coordinate, tell us what to do.
12:46 (Jinan Rd.) [woman] The CSSTA will greatly affect low-level labor, so we need to review it line by line. You should go see an important issue inside: in 3 years the two sides can open up their markets to blue collar workers. The protections will only relax as time goes on. We must have supervisory mechanisms under reasonable laws, refuse the biased press, and become citizen-reporters.
12:40 (Qingdao) [participant] Invade the Presidential Palace; we do not fear death and we will succeed. [Student surnamed Yi] Someone mentioned this before. But the Presidential Palace is a historical site, we are not the kind of people that would destroy historical sites. We’re only occupying Parliament today, even though officials seems unfazed by this act. Please give us ideas and we can discuss online as well.
12:38 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Please refrain from sending resources directly into the conference hall at the moment. The passage is stuck, thanks!
12:12 (Jinan Rd.) [Student Wang} Is it right to pass CSSTA as a whole (instead of examine it line-by-line). We need more regulation on this. We need more people to examine CSSTA together.
12:31 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Last night a volunteer was injured, was sent to the hospital and is currently alright, thanks for all the concern. And (note: probably is talking about the situation inside the Parliament) there has been no decrease in the number of the people here, most people are just resting.
12:30 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] There is news that Premier Jiang Yi-huah is on his way to communicate with the students outside of the Parliament. News source: NextTV.
12:28 (Conference Hall) Students from Chung-Cheng Univ is making newspaper for us (no English version available yet, but see other resources at top!) There has been no attack from the police so far. We’re still deciding what to do next. Please check the FB page (黑色島國青年陣線) (in Chinese) to see what resources are needed at the moment.
12:12 (Conference Hall) [Commander] Many friends shown interests in the announcement we made yesterday which that we stated that we would surround the KMT headquarters around the country. The main purpose of our goal is to let people around the country join us. We know that yesterday there were already a lot of peaceful protesters in the Kaohsiung Hsing-in and Chiayi branch.
12:09 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Mr. Yang from Hsinchu speaking] I am an engineer in Hsinchu. This is my first time to participate in such an movement. As for we need the agreement with China, well, in my area, there are many companies who will paid 3 times or 4 times more salary to hire skilled engineers (from Taiwan). After the agreement I think they only need to pay 2 times more... I have worked for 6 years but I cannot own my house, as it’s just too expensive. If we sign the agreement, more people from the Mainland will come to push the price of the estates higher.
12:07 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] At 12 pm we were about to made an announcement, but because of office of the president ... (signal lost). Later there will be some time when people can come into the Parliament hall, but we’re not sure yet when will it be.
12:05 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The team is in the process of changing shifts. And everyone please refrain from replying to the meaningless comments, it will only make communications more difficult because we do not have direct communications with outside.
11:55 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [Mr. Kao, Taiwanese Aborigine] Under the rule of ROC (Republic of China), we don’t live like a human. My grandpa’s land was stolen, my father had to be a miner, and I have to work in a factory after I finish my elementary school education. How did we gain our democracy? Our government raid our properties. You stand for yourself, and so do us aborigines, because we are the right owner of our land.
11:43 (Jinan Rd.) [NTU Math professor] Your passion gave us hope, colleagues and I drafted a statement, all 25 of us. We do not disagree with the signing of CSSTA, however the process must be transparent. The students are the generation most affected by the policy, therefore they have the right to know. First, we suspect the government’s solution for the persistent low-wage problem is to send Taiwan’s talented workers to Mainland. Second, we worry about the recent safety of our national human resource websites.
11:25 (Jinan Rd.) [Historian] I am specialized in looking into the past and forecast the future, us historians are the lookout of the society. We weren’t selected to help President Ma for the negotiation of CSSTA, because we have a ruler in our head. You will discover that the shops in the 1st Line City of mainland China is no match of Taiwan’s, this is because the amount of consumer shop license is actually very limited. We call this capitals in the cloud. The riches now own giant co-operations which are richer than the church. There’re a lot of variations in the CSSTA, meaning the internal manpower exchange within the co-operations is impossible to spot inside the CSSTA.
11:10 (Jinan Rd.) [Member of the public] Noam Chomsky has written the Pirate and Emperors. We are called pirates because we only have a small boat; You are called an emperor because you have a navy. But we are not a small ship, but a big navy!
10:56 (Jinan Rd.) [Member of the public] After knowing the result of the Hung Chung-Chiu case, I decided that I mustn’t let my country fall and I came back from the USA. After that Taiwan has a lot going on. I didn’t come back to go to mainland and earn 52k dollars a month! There’s hardly enough support to the social care system, introducing Chinese into the system can only brings more problem and harm.
10:46 (Jinan Rd.) [Member of the public] Six hundred thousand mainlanders with 100 billion dollars on their hands can come here. They have the right to elect or to be elected. It would only takes the mainland government 6 trillion to buy the entire Taiwan. Hopefully the government can listen to the public rationally.
10:24 (Jinan Rd.) [college professor] This is a story about a country that magically disappears. The people of a country was fortunate and diligent, and created an economic miracle. Once the country became prosperous it managed to transform itself from a totalitarian state to a democratic state. This country also has a lot of love for its neighbors. But one day this country decided to let its elected leaders give itself over to the totalitarian state nearby and destroy itself. What kind of a country is this? This is the moment our country is about to magically disappear.
10:20 (Jinan Rd.) [Member of the public] They say the wage over the other side of the strait is better, but let’s think about this - Who is lowering the wage on this side of the strait? If we encourage local spending, we can then achieve our ideal, develop our culture and this is what I call a country. The people over there are fighting for a capitalist economy, which money can’t reach the pockets of the majority of population. This sort of free economy is just wrong. The opening of social grade is not that scary.You are a man, not a robot. You achieve your goals by working, not working aimlessly like a machine. Creating our own culture in the free, safe and abundant society makes us the Formosa.
10:11 (Jinan Rd.) [Teacher, Mr.Chang] I defended the ’One syllabus, Many Textbook’ policy six years ago, and as a result I was sacked by the school. Your point of view will be suppressed if you choose to be quiet, and what was done to me by the school is basically a warning to others. In the last six years I had believed that being a teacher was a shame, because I was suppressed from teaching the right thing to my students but now, there’re so many people protesting here. Our generation occupies all resources, and we are always pessimistic about, or even afraid of the future. This is my generation’s fault. The government says we are violent, but I see otherwise - students packing up and recycle the waste they produced. Why the government has to push around the students? You lot has achieved what we dare not do. We are too used to comfortable, but we never think about the future of our children. I can see critical thinking and future from you lot. End the old ideology! Please carry on!
09:59 (Qingdao) [announcer] Emergency announcement, we need a blow-dryer, please send one over if you have one.
09:58 (Jinan Rd.) [Member of the Public] We will have no way back if you don’t stand out today. Hong Kong has fallen into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party in 1997. It’s very brave of you to wake up Taiwan by protesting. I told the Koreans on the Metro that they could go to the Parliament to see what liberty actually means, and asked them to speak for Taiwan in anywhere else.
09:58 (Conference Hall) [Attorney Lin] Many of our friends are spreading the new on the Internet to an international level. It’s simply because our president and legislators refused to tell us what the impact is after the pact is signed and they don’t even bother to follow legal procedures.
09:43(Jinan) [Intern doctor, Liao] The number of doctors have not increased these years and medical care has become merchandised. The government does not have a solid social health care system but then open the market to the Mainland. which turns this into a field for capitalists. People who actually work in this field are going to be exploited. We should think from the standpoint of laborors.
09:50 (Conference Hall) Attorney Lin: We appreciate your efforts. You’ve been here for 121 hours, and you’re creating history. Thank you all very much... I see a lot of students, and a lot of my seniors in the legal community, so I had to come... Us the attorney team was talking earlier, to decide whether we will form a roster and hold evening shifts. Many of us have families, and we will come out if our families are alright. We have elected a leader, his country is his home, but he’s not communicating with his home. We are here today to let him know that he needs to talk to his home...
09:44 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] We are still resting here, and outside they are still speaking and doing their sit-in. People can go online to search for "If the media won’t report it, we will!" (媒體不報，我們來報) This is done by a group of college students who came here and wrote some reports on the events here. You can search for their reports online to understand the situation. Thank you.
09:43 (Jinan Rd.) [Interning Dr. Liao]: We haven’t had more doctors over the past years, and medicine is increasingly becoming commercialized. The government isn’t doing well in the social welfare aspect and they’re opening it up to China for them to seek profit. This will worsen the crushing conditions health workers are already suffering under, and they should think about this from the workers’ perspective.
09:28 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Zhan from Tamkang University: The country and the government have failed to build a stage for us. Instead, the government just tell us to work outside Taiwan. We pay so much money to the government and still we need make-up classes. Is this the failure of Education Departure? Is this the failure of representative democracy? We can use the internet to develop a better system to monitor the country, and exercise liberty.
09:27 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [announcer] I need to tell everyone something. There were too many people signing up to speak last night, and the information got a bit chaotic, so we need you to sign up again, thanks! Also, at 10am there will be a lesson on democracy so sign-up speaking will not take place at that time.
09:17 (Jinan Rd.) Director Chen: I filmed a documentary called "Red Curfew" (紅色戒嚴)The documentary describes how President Ma’s government used their power to call more than 7000 police to fight against Taiwanese citizens. This was the turning point for Taiwan’s democracy, and from that point onwards our democracy has been on the decline. At that time, the media kept showing footage of police being hurt by the protesters, don’t you think this is similar to what we are witnessing now? Are we a mob? You broke the window glass to let in light and air, to bring a ray of hope to our democracy. But the government keeps claiming that the students area mob , that they are destroying Taiwan’s democracy. If this isnt tyranny what is? You have already left poems in Taiwan’s 100 year long history of chasing democracy.
09:16 (Qingdao) Ms. Wang from Taipei U: Hello all... many have been asking us "you’re against the CSSTA, do you even know what it is?" But I don’t understand why the people needs to go out and try to understand what it is, why isn’t the government telling us about what it is trying to do. And then I read about that legislator and how he put the CSSTA on record, I feel this is really too much, and we need to stand up for ourselves.
09:10 (Qingdao) Student surnamed Wu, of NTU Business school: Hello all, it seems like there are a lot of people here, but our movement may not be very successful. Even if we have 100k people here, that’s less than1 % of Taiwan’s population. We use social media to link up, but a lot of people don’t use social media, and rely on traditional media instead. Furthermore, traditional media is seriously biased, and the government is controlling their information. We need to let people be aware of the importance of independent media. I hear a lot of people say that they don’t want to talk politics, but politics is everybody’s business, so you cannot avoid politics. I want to say that even if we fail, we should not be discouraged. because we are progressing every time. Since the Corporal Hung incident, we’ve been progressing. So please don’t lose hope and don’t think we can’t change things.
09:06 (Jinan Rd.) Protester: I am a social worker, and oftentimes a questions has no ready solution and we need to work on it together. Your youth is your hope, many young people are still fighting inside, I am touched by your proactiveness, and we should not discount anyone, because everyone has unlimited potential. I need to learn from the young people here. Thank you all for letting us see a new hope for Taiwan.
09:04 (Jinan Rd.) Material Service: We need 6-7 volunteers here to help out.
08:53 (Jinan Rd.) Member of the public: No one wants to work when they are ill - this is the responsibility of Labour’s Health and Safety. The contribution to Taiwan of the working class should be recognized.
08:39 (Jinan Rd.) Protester: Workers having to work overtime without pay is against labor laws, and the government should step in.
08:21 Update: The Chinese Live Relay has been out of sync for more than 30 minutes. The records will be translated as soon as they’re available. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
08:18 (Qingdao) [announcer] Okay, we’ve been looking for the UDN and China Times newspapers, please wait a moment... oh here they are. Let’s look at UDN: (Parliament Speaker) Wang’s announcement conveyed three points, that the CSSTA review is not an intra-ministry issue, but an issue between the two parties in the legislature, and he hopes that the president will listen to the people. Headline: Wang refuses Ma in three points, inter-ministry meeting failed. Now China Times: "Wang refused to attend, meeting failed." "Activism expands with 3 demands, will surround KMT offices" "Battle Line expands, KMT offices surrounded, Ma: retreat then we’ll talk." Oh is that what he’s saying? He’ll talk only after we retreat? We hope he can respond to our demands.
08:17 (Jinan) Ms. Chu: In 1979 there was a PCB pollution issue, but it was overshadowed by the Meilidao Incident. Many cases of skin disease resulted, and the rice and cooking oil of that time were often contaminated by PCB. The government should be responsible and the CSSTA should have safeguards to protect workers’ rights, please let your family members know about this issue.
08:16 (QingDao E. Rd.) Host: We have a lost iCash card and a lost Credit Card. Please retrieve your lost properties here.
08:00 (QingDao E. Rd.) Ms. Wang from TaiNan: Good morning everyone, I am a home designer... I am moved by the defiance action taken by all Taiwanese to protect ourselves. And even under this situation, the volunteers are still trying to keep things clean and tidy. I just want to give my heartfelt thank you to them. I have a exchange student friend from Hong Kong. After she arrived, she just don’t want to go back to Hong Kong and she married to a Taiwanese after her graduation. However Taiwan just doesn’t seem that good now. Another Hong Kongese friend of mine said she used to be proud of being a Hongkonger, just like us being proud of being a Taiwanese, before everything there turns mainland-ish... I would like to thank all of the brave teens who stormed the Legislative Yuan, who managed to wake the public up. Thank you very much!
07:17 (Jinan Rd.) [host] Please bring your idea up and discuss.
07:00 (Jinan Rd.) OB-Gyn Dr.Lin: Allowing the employers to give pay cuts under this shortage of manpower in medical industry, what is on the employers’ mind is ’Passing the CSSTA would means more cheap labour’. It is certain this will have serious negative impacts to the medical industry, because price competition would lower the already low enough 22k dollar / month wage rate of the doctors. There is already a shortage of input into the medical system, allowing more mainlanders into Taiwan to enjoy health care would further worsen the situation.
06:54 (Jinan Rd.) OB-Gyn Dr.Lin: Ignoring pension issues and tax problems while shouting ’We will save our own country’ is being hypocritical.
06:46 (Jinan Rd.) OB-Gyn Dr. Lin: It’s great to be here, but it is also our responsibility to be here, we’ve been numbed by our small successes and we need to undo what we’ve let happen. I hope this is a beginning and not an end.
06:40 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] We may choose not to believe in CSSTA. We have to commence new actions.
06:31 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] Everybody has a different vision for Taiwan. I am against free trade. Some incidents have not been exposed in Taiwan, like in 2008 when Canada, the USA and Mexico met for free trade agreement talks. The North American Free Trade Agreement has not brought about the desired impacts, showing us that free trade’s promises are false promises.
06:18 (Jinan Rd.) [Ms. Lai] The people inside (the conference hall) are sacrificing their freedom in exchange for Taiwan’s freedom and democracy. I am very thankful for that.
06:09 (Jinan Rd.) The head secretary of the Taiwan Labor Front Mr. Yu-Lian Sun is now taking over the microphone as host.
06:05 (Jinan Rd.) The host is announcing today’s classes.
06:00 (Qingdao - g0v) This is a long battle. We should save our energy. We don’t want to end up protesting in hospital. Also the police have been pretty tired - we also thank them.
05:56 (Qingdao - g0v) Team members doing recycling, they go through the road next to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and go to Jinan Rd. site.
05:51 (Qingdao-gov) The photographer is moving back to Jinan Rd. There does not seem to be anything out of place during this time.
05:50 (Qingdao-g0v) [announcer] Okay, thank you for your erudition. Next we welcome Mr. Bing (?) from Taipei.
05:50 [Jinan Rd.] Physiotherapist from Taipei Medical University Hospital is leading the gymnastics.
05:48 (Qingdao E. Rd.) Mr. Lin of Tainan: We’re here to protest against communism, right? (silence) We’re going to occupy the presidential palace and establish a new state, right? (silence) We’re going to retake China, right? (silence)
05:44 (QingDao E. Rd.) [Mr. Lin from TaiNan] Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, I am now studying in Fu Jen Catholic University (輔仁大學) in Taipei. Starting from the first day of our ’Anti-CSSTA’, ’Anti-Black-boxing’, till today when the government declares that black-box operation is not against the law - however I don’t think these are the important points. We are standing out here today to tell the government - You should at put improving education platforms at a higher priority, instead of negotiating for the treaty. We are here to tell the government - we teens have the power do anything. Thank you.
05:42 (Qingdao - g0v) [Mr. Wang giving a speech] I am 27, and I have been working since 16. I’ve been to Australia. When people there asked if I am Chinese, I said I am Taiwanese! Go Taiwan! Peace!
05:40 (Qingdao E. Rd.) [host] Let’s see. The sun has arisen. Let’s have an applause for ourselves for holding on so far! (applause) If you want to go home to have a rest, a breakfast or a shower you should go. And keep in touch! You can check what’s happening all the time on the internet. Things can happen at any time.
05:36 (Jinan Rd) Student surnamed Lin from National University of the Arts: We need a 3rd major political party!
05:34 (QingDao E. Rd.) [Mr. Chang from TaiChung] I am at about 60. I come here, because I see the young generation have their dreams, and I think a men as old as me should support you. What’s happening right now is beyond our imagination: the economy of the society is in danger. And Ma Ying-jeou did whatever he wants, regardless of the Constitution. Maybe the history of Taiwan will end soon. Now at least we have brave young people who stand out, like those who did in Wild Lily Student Movement (24 years ago, students in Taiwan protest for democracy. It’s generally marked as an important turning point for democratic Taiwan). I am very happy that the young generation have stood out for democracy.
05:34 (Jinan Rd.) [Student Wu, from DongWu Univ.] No matter what you ask for, we all want to wake up the government. What they are doing now is absolutely wrong. And the media keep misleading our parents
05:33 (QinDao E. Rd.) [Host] Thanks. The following is 100th people!! Mr. Chang from TaiChung.
05:31 (Jinan Rd.) [Citizen] Now that there are so many social media sites, you are your own media, your own Anchor.
05:26 (KMT office Taipei) Police occupied the Taipei KMT office a few hours ago. They are barricading the office with barb wire, nobody can enter or leave the building. We could not have done it any better.
05:27 (Jinan Rd.) To avoid certain media to catch a few of your words and produce a negative news out of it, when you meet a media reporter, you can refer them to the speaker of the movement.
05:22 (QingDao E. Rd. - g0v) Mr (?) from Longtan: I am a "hooligan", a citizen embracing freedom. I apologize for their Chinese. We are here for our freedom. We must remember why we came out here in the first place!! I also think the government is too conservative, and they are still using traditional methods, forgetting that we now know how to use the internet to find information for ourselves. We shouldn’t blame these people of the last generation, because they are products of their time. But we are not! We will not be deceived by mainstream media. I came here after work, because I believe our students need support from our working class. I ask that people not use the old definitions of "pan-Blue" and "pan-Green" in the next election, we must not be lied to again. Lie to me once, shame on you; lie to me twice, shame on me. Lie to me 3 times and we deserve to be called idiots. We are not idiots! The vision of the old has become blurry and colored, we must learn to look for ourselves and speak for ourselves. We are the nameless heroes in the background, don’t underestimate ourselves! We are the support behind the heroes of history!! We must remain peaceful and not be inflamed, and in this election we must elect good people! Cheers for Taiwan!
05:24 (Jinan Rd.) people: Who are these people on the stage? They can be a human-rights defenders, so did the International Bill of Human Rights. There are also human-rights workers, which is a professional work pretty demands in Taiwan. Participate in a human-rights groups is a good way to become a human-right worker.（Describe about the difference between foundation and association and their sources of funds.)
05:20 (QingDao E. Rd.) [Host] The following is 99th speaker, a mister from Longtan.
05:19 (QingDao E. Rd.) Student surnamed Yang from the Mech Eng. Dept, Nat’l Chin-Yi U of Tech: Hello all, I am one of those people with heavy student debt, and don’t really have a good job now. Even without the CSSTA there are already many foreign laborers. I think you’ve all heard of that Doraemon story, and Taiwan’s Doraemon is democracy and freedom!
05:12 (Jinan Rd.) [Ms. Lin, a volunteer from Taiwan Association for Human Rights] Maybe you are also against free trading. Chinese labourers being expolited by the free trading agreements is a point where we can start our discussions. Everyone needs to know what they beliefs are, and hold strong.
05:11 (QingDao E. Rd) [Student Yang] I study at National Chi Nan University. Today I’d like to use the risk management aspect I’ve learned to analyze what happens when we open doors to foreign investment: My parents bought the house we live in today for couple million dollars (NTD), now, after urban renewal, it is priced at 27 million dollars. If I am just a normal person without property, how am I supposed to purchase a house, to have a roof over my head? Not to mention those who are burdened with student loans. Once the sudden influx of foreign investment comes in, what will happen to our industries? Some declining industries nowadays have taken slow steps in transforming themselves. When foreign investment forcefully comes in, can we Taiwanese people handle it? Take my uncle as an example, he used to be in the crayon business for Lionart (雄獅), Chinese people wanted to pressure him with crushing capital, but he persevered. But if it’s happening here in Taiwan, should we all hang in there like he did? Next, let’s talk about democracy. I am very fortunate to be here participating in this movement, having us here supporting one another. We use our tear and sweat to nurture the country. If we don’t talk about politics today, at least we are here supporting and building this country. Thank you.
05:10 (QinDao E. Rd.) [Host] We supply warm clothes here. We have confirmed that chopping accident (from a knife) occured at Jinan Rd. For all safety, please contact peoples nearby and report safe arrival after you go home. Alright? Next, Student Yang from Yonghe.
05:09 (Jinan Rd.) [Ms. Lin, a volunteer from Taiwan Association for Human Rights] Other than the CSSTA, do we have other options? Isn’t it strange to sign the agreement due to pressures from China? Even if are pro-CSSTA, many items still need to be carefully scrutinized.
05:04 (QingDao E. Rd) Central University student Mr Yang: Today we have came up with new values, we should not let the legislative yuan have a lack of transparency anymore. I hope everyone can hold on just a bit more, give them (the government) some more pressure, let them know what they should be doing to help its citizens. We are not just here to sit for a few days, then go home and back to our daily activities with no change. Thank you.
05:03 (QingDao E. Rd.) Mr. Li, a student studying Physical Education tried to bring some energy to everyone by joking that the president Ma Ying Jeou did not clean his ears properly.
05:05 (Jinan Rd.) [Ms. Lin, a volunteer from Taiwan Association for Human Rights] The media describes us as a mob. Let them say what they want, we no longer read them anyway!
05:03 (Jinan Rd.) [Ms. Lin, a volunteer from Taiwan Association for Human Rights] After many public hearings, we have worked very hard. We are sitting here because we do not understand what the CSSTA is about. Appeal to the governement through the usual means does not work, so we still have to sit here, it is an unusal thing,
05:02 (QingDao E. Rd.) [host] We are now serving breakfast, please come over if you would like some. Now let’s welcome Mr. Li to the stage.
05:00 (Jinan Rd.) [Ms. Lin, a volunteer from Taiwan Association for Human Rights] I was in the furniture business and had participated in the public hearing concerning retail industries. The leading party had representatives who are pro-agreement, and he opposition party likewise brought opposite side of the picture. However, during the hearing we only heard propaganda but nothing of the impact assessment. The pro-agreement side was just there reading the agreement clauses, and those who are pro service agreement are usually big name enterprises; the opposition raised many questions. What is the meaning of such public hearings?
04:57 (QingDao E. Rd.) [speech of Mr. Wang from New Taipei City] ... I am luckier. I have a car, own a house and have good salary. But today many people cannot even get a minimum wage ...(omitted) Does it help for us being polite and calm? Does it help if you endure and work hard? The young generation are facing different problem than those we did.
04:49 (Jinan Rd.) [A Taipei citizen Hsieh Tzu-Ping speaking] I believe unseating a president is very difficult. How can it be so difficult for us to revoke the power we gave them? If it was easier to revoke their power, politicians would not be able to turn a deaf ear to the public . Why don’t we make it easier?
04:43 (Jinan Rd.) [A Taipei citizen Hsieh Tzu-Ping speaking] For our goal as against CSSTA and the Hung Jong-chiu case (Rmk: An event last summer in which Mr. Hong was punished unlawfully and over-trained in the millitary, resulting his death). Our civil movement doesn’t seem to affect the government much. I think we should all go to check the legislator elected in our own district and ask them to tell us what their opinion is on the issue. So we can know whether they deserve our vote next time.
04:40 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] To protect yourselves from tear gas, put on diving goggles, a mask, and make use of umbrellas. In case you get it into your eyes, continuously rinse. Tear gas does not dissolve well in water, thus if your skin comes into contact with it, rinse it off with fatty substances, such as milk.
04:37 (Jinan Rd.) [Student Liao from JinWen University of Science and Technology] The president, being a leader of a country, actually remains silent and thus causes the exhaustion of police force.
04:34 (Jinan Rd) [Host] Should water cannon vehicles arrive, lower your head and protect your face with your arms.
04:22 (Jinan Rd.) [Lawyer Hu] The president of Republic of China (i.e. Taiwan) is missing. Please tell us if you should see him.
04:20 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] When we are discussing whether the police can go on strike, it is sad that in Taiwan that is almost impossible. But our lawyers are volunteering to defend them if they choose to.
04:11 (Jinan Rd.) Mr. Lee and some lawyers are taking the stage.
04:09 (Jinan Rd.) Student from National Taiwan University ID B01901096. Your bike is at lost-found office.
04:02 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] We are a legal demonstration. The police does not have the right to use force. Please remember the number of lawyers. 02-25231178
03:59 (Jinan Rd.) Ting-Hsuan Chang from "De Lin" Institute of Technology and Kai-Fung from National Taipei University of Technology are singing "Dui Ni Ai Bu Wan" (Aaron Kwok).
03:55 (Jinan Rd.) The host is shouting slogans with the mob, reminding the police of the protesters goodwill: We don’t move if the police doesn’t move! Occupy the parliament! Go go students! Go go democracy! Go go Taiwan!
03:48 (Jinan Rd.) Pro bono attorney Yu Zhong-min: I was mixing formula for my 2-month old baby at home, and the baby kept crying, perhaps because I was taking so long that the CSSTA could’ve been passed three times while I was mixing formula, or perhaps because we may only have toxic milk to drink in the future. We are here with expectations of our government and courage in our hearts. Us 80-odd group of attorneys would like to thank you. We are only doing what we do every day, you are doing what has never been done. We are here as a guard for you and your courage, and we will protect you. The official Chinese dictionary published by the Ministry of Education should probably change their definition of "hooliganism" because only "hooligans" like you could exercise your civic duty in a time of crisis like this.
03:47 (Conference Hall) Student from the Payuan Tribe of Pingtung: No one can tolerate suddenly losing their land; it is ludicrous to pay for the right to walk on your beach. The CSSTA is more harmful than beneficial.
03:44 (Conference Hall) Lin Shu-ling of the Amis Tribe: In Taitung there are already Chinese capital represented among morticians, they are forcing Aboriginal deceased into Chinese burial garb and imposing Han Chinese rituals on Aboriginals. The CSSTA will not only impact the economy but also cultural diversity.
03:41 (Conference Hall) Lin Shu-ling of the Amis Tribe: Aboriginal issues have always been underrepresented in mainstream media, but we can see through the CSSTA discussions that you are different. The development projects mentioned earlier directly robs us of our land, our food sources, and like the CSSTA, directly affects our survival.
03:40 (Jinan Rd.) Student Zhang Zhi-Cheng, a PhD law student at Kyoto University returned to Taiwan as he saw his hometown in trouble, is taking the stage: We all admire Japan for their developed country and their rich culture; but Taiwan is still young and has strong potential. In Japan’s street protests there are no young people, whereas in Taiwan the youth holds the right to interpret the country’s future.
03:33 (Jinan Rd.) Tony, Vocalist from Monkey Pilot(band), is singing on stage.
03:31 (Conference Hall) Representative from the Aboriginal Youth League: Aboriginal tribes cannot watch from the sidelines. We need to participate, defend our land, and defend democracy.
03:24 (Jinan Rd.) Attorney Tsai: The people rules only during elections, parties rule at all other times. Our territory is only 1/4 the size of the Chernobyl disaster area, how can we tolerate 4 potential nuclear disasters on our earthquake-prone land? Also, the disposal of nuclear waste is another issue that requires our attention.
03:16 (Conference Hall) Support from an aboriginal people: "Fortune will come as the CSSTA goes!"
03:11 (Jinan Rd.) Tizzy Bac’s bassist: "I come here everyday, and I would like to ask everyone: are you still furious? A lot of scholors, friends and supporters are worried about the situation here. Right now it is very peaceful and safe, but this is a battle, do not forget that we are on a battlefield. An arcticle by teacher Yun-Cong Li states: "If we want to protect our fighting warriors, we will need...(omitted), otherwise it is just a fake illusion. Rulers are not afraid of those who care about the society, they may not even listen to your voice. A revolution does not come from moving words, not through the internet or pretty illusions. Please remember your fury; our time is short."
03:02 (Jinan Rd.) Mr. I-Chung Huang, Chairman of Taiwan Adequate Housing Association (TAHA), is singing "It’s my life" on stage. He states: "We have to fight for our own rights. This summer break we will initiate the affordable housing movement, to take back the houses that belong to us".
02:53 (Taichung) People are preparing for a big gathering at 9.00 AM at the Civic Square.
02:52 (Jinan Rd.) Student Jia-Chin Chen from The Labor Union of National Taiwan University is making a speech : "Unite, uphold, and do not be afraid. The biggest threat to us is not the viciousness of the enemy, but that we forget why we’re here in the first place. We need to realign our system of governance, and get our government back. We need to unite, for unity is strength. A pact signed between two sovereign powers should require ratification. Our constitution says we need to "debate, vote and decide", but right now all we have is "decide". The law is on the people’s side, and not a tool for rulers. Let us find our law."
02:29 (Jinan Rd.) Suming is singing for support.
02:20 (Jinan Rd.) "There is no protest without tyranny." an ICU nurse explained.
02:05 (Jinan Rd.) Natural Outcome band from Tainan is singing for support.
02:04 (Qingdao E. Road) Community Service (band) is speaking and performing.
01:58 (Jinan Rd.) The pro bono attorney for the "unpaid workers case" Chen Yu-Lan is giving a speech.
01:58 (Qingdao E. Road) Speaker asks Koreans in Taiwan to support the topic of CSSTA.
01:50 (Qingdao E. Road) Dentist Yang is making a speech.
01:47 (Jinan Rd.) Dwagie is singing for support.
01:46 (Qingdao E. Road) A third year vocational school student is making a speech.
01:45 (Qingdao E. Road) There will be a break at 2:30am.
01:45 (Qingdao E. Road) The host is once again asking for speakers to lower their voices and refrain for being too emotional due to the late hours.
01:43 (Qingdao E. Road) Sharing a letter written by a student from National Taichung University of Science and Technology.
01:43 (Jinan Rd.) A homosexual comrade speaks up: Did you notice how, through this experience, your have broadened your minds? Now you have seen the injustice of this society; you have witnessed our society’s weakness.
01:40 (Qingdao E. Road) Student from Chihlee Institute of Technology is giving a speech.
01:39 (Qingdao E. Road) [announcement]Found a green folder. Please come and get it if you lost one.
01:39 (Qingdao E. Road) [announcement] Please help look for a lost white Iphone 4S
01:33 (Jinan Rd.) Smokering (band) come and deliver their songs.
01:33 (Qindao E. Road) Student Liao from Fu Jen Catholic University is making a speech.
01:31 (Jinan Rd.) [ChthoniC’s vocalist Freddy Lim] We should not trust the IQ of our president. Our intuition will lead us towards the best path in the future.
01:31 (Qingdao E. Road) Please do not smoke outside the conference hall.
01:30 (Qingdao E. Road) We are looking for people who can speak Korean.
01:29 (Qingdao E. Road) A staff member is making a speech.
01:26 (Conference Hall) [anchor] Right now most people in the conference hall are resting. Thank you for everyone’s help. At 8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd. they are still lack of manpower. Please go and help if possible.
01:25 (Jinan) [ChthoniC’s vocalist Freddy Lim] We still need to drink, still need to hold hands, please protest in a normally manner.
01:22 (Qingdao E. Road) A friend from Canada is making a speech.
01:21 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] Lane 8, Linsen S. Road is short of people. Please support them if possible.
01:20 (Qingdao E. Road) Mr. Fu (a student from Hongkong) is making a speech.
01:20 (Jinan) Teaching the song (Taiwanese variant of ) "Do you hear the people sing".
01:19 (Qingdao E. Road) [anchor] It is getting late now, we ask that those who come up to the stage to share their thoughts to speak gently and not call out, so that we do not disturb others from resting.
01:18 (Qingdao E. Road) [anchor] If you see any suspicious people, please watch your own safety, do not confront them directly.
01:18 (Conference Hall) [anchor] If possible, please go help at 8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd.. We are short of people there.
01:16 (Qingdao E. Road) Please be faster when you use the passage for supply.
01:13 (Jinan) Student from Legal Service club in Providence University is having a speech.
01:13 (Qingdao E. Road) Student Kao from Fo Guang University is having a speech.
01:12 (Qingdao E. Road) The anchor is reading a letter from supporting friends in HongKong.
01:11 (Conference Hall) [Anchor] The supplies in need, as well as the chinese names for the medicines mentioned previously are now updated. Those who want to help can look at our facebook page. If you want to see the live stream from outside the conference hall, please go to USTREAM and search for "水果TS"
01:04 (Qingdao E. Road) Student Wang from Kaohsiung Medical University is having a speech.
00:58 (Qingdao E. Road) Singer singing at the site.
00:57 (Qingdao E. Road) We are looking for 15 volunteers, preferably male. Please report to the supply team at the white tents inside.
00:53 (Conference Hall) [anchor] In urgent need of stretchers, blood measure meter, portable toilets, blanket and warm clothes that are unisex. If you can provide them, please contact our supply team!
00:56 (Jinan) The labor service team is on stage giving support.
00:53 (Qingdao E. Road) Student from National Taiwan Normal University is having a speech.
00:50 (Conference Hall) Some connection problem happening. Right now only the 2nd floor has live streaming.
00:50 (Jinan Rd.) Lawyer Tseng is having a speech.
00:50 (Qingdao E. Road): Student Lu from National Ilan University is having a speech.
00:49 (Qingdao E. Road): [Host] Reading a letter written by students from Providence University.
00:45 (Qingdao E. Road): Student Wang from National Ilan University is having a speech.
00:42 (Conference Hall) [anchor] Qingdao Rd. Resource Station has demand on medical supplies: 3 Neomycin ointment in regular size (or 5 in small size), Allegra for about 50 capsules, Cyproheptadine for about 10 capsules, good amount of integrated cold medicine and Vitamin B.
00:34 (Qingdao E. Road): Mr. Wang, an engineer retired from ChengGongLing, is having a speech.
00:33 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Friends, we now have 30-40 sleeping bags at the back of the hall, as well as some hot food. Come pick it up if you are really in need of these items. Keep in mind to share with others, we want to try keep our supplies for our hard working friends who are supporting us outside.
00:29 (Conference Hall):[anchor] Black Island Country of Youth Front, demand the medical supplies : ointment, three Neomyan in regular size (or 5 in small size), Allegra for about 50 capsules, Cyproheptadine for about 10 capsules, good amount of integrated cold medicine, and Vitamin B.
00:28 (Qingdao E. Road): Currently changing anchors, the new anchor is making a self introduction.
00:26 (Qingdao E. Road): [broadcast] 1. There are people throwing things on the sky bridge. That is why the fire brigade has arrived, please remain calm. 2. They have closed one of the roads, currently we only have one open, please find a seat and keep noise levels low.
00:26 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Now there is a drawing of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen next to his own photo. With a subtitle: our democracy is dead
00:23 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Everybody, please don’t come to supply group and ask for the sleeping bag and coats. We will announce when the supplies arrive.
00:22 (Qingdao E. Road): [anchor] A fire truck is passing, please step out of the way and keep safe.
00:17 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] please do not try and climb in (the Conference Hall?) from the wall, it can cause difficulties for the staff
00:18 (Qingdao E. Road): [Speaker for chef group] "We are representing the small to medium businesses, we believe passing the CSSTA will not benefit the economy. We are anti CSSTA! Pro Democracy!
00:16 (Qingdao E. Road): The chef group is coming.
00:01 (Conference Hall): [host] We are contacting the supply group to get some sleeping bag. Please be patient as they are scheduled to go in and out during an 1 hr time frame. Please do not spill hot food or drinks in the hall, let’s try to keep the floor clean. If you are still hungry, cold or feeling uncomfortable, in a while, food will be delivered, please line up to collect.
00:00 (Conference Hall): [host] Now, we step into another day. Let us say it again: Good night, Taiwan.
March 21, 2014
23:56 (Conference Hall): Chen Ming-chang (singer) is singing the goodnight song.
23:50 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Sorry, because the need in the Hall is large, we already contact supply group to get some supply. Please calm down. Everyone please get something to stay warm.
23:44 (Conference Hall): [anchor] The internet is unstable. If you cannot watch the livestream, try to refresh it. If you are tired, go sleeping! Health and physical situation is important!
23:40 (Conference Hall): [anchor] We hear from outside that the number of people standing with us outside have been increasing. Many teachers and students come to Taipei and join us in the weekend. Thank them all! For people who want to see the live video, you may find it on YouTube.
23:38 (Conference Hall): [anchor] If you want to watch the live, download Ustream APP! According to the port outside, there are nearly 10,000 people aiding us tonight. They are teachers and students who are willing to spend their weekend to protest with us. We are not alone.
23:31 (Conference Hall): A student shared that he must be back to home tomorrow, because his sister will be married! "I’m a student learning history, and I feel that we are creating history." There are 25,000 outside the Legislative Yuan and we are having 400 to 500 protestants in the Conference Hall.
23:26 (Conference Hall): [host] Hello students, now time is 23:00, yesterday we had sleeping bag and corrugated paper; today we mainly use the corrugated paper. We have a lot of corrugated paper. If you want the warming clothes, you can get them on the back of the Hall. Sleeping bag is also there. If you looking at that a person uses sleeping bag and corrugated paper, please talk to him that let the sleeping bag to use for another one. If you do not have sleeping bag or corrugated paper, and feel cold, you can use light raincoat. Because the Hall is not cold then outside, we wish that the light raincoat can offer to the people outside.
23:18 (Conference Hall) [anchor] Right now we are not in short of medicines for flu and for curing alleer and for allergy. Great!
23:15 (Qingdao E. Road): Live temp end.
23:13 (Conference Hall): [host] If you are under 18, you must go to the court with parents (according to the Youth Law), and please go to the lawyers to get more information; if you are the foreign students, you should go to the lawyers to get more information.
23:06 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] Please students staying all over the night come to the direct place. Otherwise, we need 100 volunteers to help the internal place.
23:06 (Conference Hall): [commander] If there’s some violence occurred, do not fight back. Protecting yourself and avoiding harm is what we should concern. We shall wait for the respond from President Ma. There’s some friends of mine asking why we occupy Conference Hall. We originally Sit-in outside the Legislative Yuan. However, the government did not respond. President Ma has not respond our protest for two days. We shall not rest or discouraged until he face our request.
23:00 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] We love Taiwan, and we wish that we can have that land forever.
23:00 (Conference Hall): [commander] After the short announcement from Chairperson Wang of Legislative Yuan, The mayor of Taipei city, Mayor Hau has announced that the protest here is already having legislated freedom of assembly.
22:51 (Jinan): Performance from the band-Chairman
22:51 (Conference Hall): Slogan yawing: "Return CSSTA, and guard democracy."
22:46 (Jinan): [Instructor Fan Yun]: The most important basis of democracy is a civil society. We’ve developed the protest culture, but it lacks organizing before the Hong Zhong-Chiu protest. Shouldn’t we be more well-organized and persistent? Have you made any new friends? Hope you can find someone to replace your position before you leave.
22:45 (Qingdao E. Road): [band member] It should not allow a few people to profit, while most people lost interest in the exploitation. It’s a global issue.
22:44 (Jinan): Slogan yawing: "People surround, and restart negotiation."
22:40 (Jinan): Night check. Island’s student attend here.
22:39 (Qingdao E. Road): Music performance
22:36 (Jinan): [host] Slogan yawing: "Return CSSTA, and guard democracy."
22:34 (Qingdao E. Road): [speaker]This is a student protest. We shouldn’t be influenced by an parties. There are even gangsters involved. We need to stand firm.
22:33 (Conference Hall): [host] demonstrating non-violent protest. 1. no violance of any sort. 2. Absolutely carry no weapons. 3. When facing conflict, keep calm. Instead, we should state our voice by repeating our slogans. 4. If were to be lifted away by police, here’s what we could do to avoid harm. Also take note of our lawyer’s contact: 0225231178歐. In case of being arrested by police, stay calm and request dial out for lawyer assistance. You have the right to maintain silence. More people are gathering outside. Almost all police forces on the island are here. Reject Service Pact & defend for democracy.
22:33 (Conference Hall): [host] Politicians should take their responsibilities instead of passing the bucks.
22:30 (Qingdao E. Road): [speaker] I myself am against CSSTA. Law and civil rights are closely related. Many people’s rights are violated because they don’t understand the law. We should not be ignorant citizens being manipulated by political parties. We should also realize that the price of being silent is lent is high. When we don’t speak up, we can be brainwashed by mainstream media.
22:27 (Conference Hall): [lawyers] I want to say for everybody. You will be successful! They’re waiting for your breakdown. Can we do it? (Yeah!) Can we reach the aim we come here? (Yeah!) All the student from Taiwan’s university come here with teachers, and they want to support you. The battle starts now, I don’t know when the battle is happened, but I wish that I can be here with you. My weight needs 5 police officers to lift us leaving. (laughing).
22:27 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] Medical notice. Please clean the emergency pathway and do not use. Now a student from Chiayi University want to share his opinion.
22:26 (Conference Hall): [lawyers] Are you tired? (No) Are you scared? (No) I admire what you’re doing right now. Even if you look like the least free people in Taiwan at this moment, but, in fact, you’re the freest independent thinker among others.
22:26 (Jinan): [Chen Kai-Huang]
22:25 (Qingdao E. Road): [speaker]
22:21 (Conference Hall): [lawyers] Now you have many excellent medical people to service. In here you can talk for your lawyer-brothers and sisters. They are the promoters of democracy movements. Since yesterday, I start talk to everybody here, and want to say thank you. The things you process can share for your kids 20 years later: your daddy and mommy do that things at that time.
22:19 (Qingdao E. Road): Disconnecting. 22:23 recover.
22:11 (Conference Hall): Lawyers is teaching the law knowledge about the demonstration.
22:09 (Jinan): Artists supports anti-CSSTA.
22:08 (Qingdao E. Road): [Professor Liu]
22:07 (Conference Hall): [Lawyer Yu]: If such thing does happen, we’ll have to retreat with our dignity. Retreating with dignity doesn’t mean we let them carry us out. We have to relax our bodies. Don’t use bad words and don’t hit them back. I am sure the police are not willing to do so. You all know what you should do, right. Then I am glad. If you have any legal questions, I can answer you. (Some people are saying we should take e people are saying we should take photos for evidence) The government might sue you, but I will defend for you for sure.
22:06 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] The professor from Soochow University will start a speech.
22:00 (Conference Hall): [host] Now time is 22:00. Although Legislative Yuan and Executive Yuan are passing the buck , but it’s OK. We can do all the things we can do. If you get into trouble or be caught by the police, you can contact lawyers. (check the gates’ situation.) Although the accident is not happened, we say that everybody should prepare. If you have any situation, do not be nervous. We have a group of professionals to service any time. Please do not get alone. Yesterday, some people produce some situation like dangerous matters (gas, etc.)
21:55 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Now the Legislative Yuan is no entry. Please support us. Our aim is not changed: "Return CSSTA, and guard democracy."
21:56 (Jinan) [host]: please make clear of the emergency paths. Please move and let’s give a round of applause to the Supply team. (applause) They’re going to give out cookies. Do you still remember why we are here? We are here to protest against CSSTA, to support those who are in the conference hall, to tell the MA administration they should not do this. There are a lot of us here. Be safe and call out for help if you’re injured. Do not be irritated by others. Ask the police for help if you cannot handle. When they start to evict us, we hold each others’ hands. It’s getting cold but there are many of us. We keep each others warm. and please stay in order.
21:50 (Conference Hall): [host] Please check and check, everybody.......
21:45 (Conference Hall): [host] Everybody please be calm. We will start a practice drill. (The human source of gates and situation check.)
21:38 (Conference Hall): [host] Please pickets check and report.
21:37 (Jinan): Professor Kuo-Chang Huang led the group to sing Taiwanese folk songs.
21:35 (Conference Hall): [host] Please set and sit down. And complete the seat. The police starts to move, and prepares water car. Thousands of policemen move to Zhongshan S. Road, please be calm.
21:32 (Conference Hall): [host] Order control please be in position and do the head counts. When you arrive at your position, be seated. (Arranging protesters)
21:32 (Jinan): [ChthoniC Frontman] So many countries in the world, I don’t know why we have to suck up to the Chinese. We seem to always be their go-for, like a loser. I wish for us to have integrity, for us all to be happy. I hope we can all stand our ground. There are many strange people bustling around, hope you will not be swayed by them. With our love for Taiwan,let us all strive and carry on. (Delivered towels to front row)
21:30: (Movie Critic) I was in the conference hall on the first day and now the protesters are 100 times more.(applause) To be honest, I was hesitating. But once I got in, my friends encouraged me. Thank you for speaking up for us. We’ll be on your side, too.
21:28 (Conference Hall): [host] Stop performance. The police start to move. Please everybody sit row by row. We check whether the police start to act. (Police start to pact outside. Please seal the road intersection.)
21:27 (Conference Hall): [Aborigines]
21:24 (Conference Hall): [anchor] The temperature is rather low outside. Water, food and drinks are needed. Please contact Supply Team on Qingdao E. Road
21:23 (Conference Hall): [Aborigines]
21:20 (Conference Hall): [anchor] If you think this is a waste of time, you don’t have to be here. This is a peaceful protest.
21:16 (Jinan) [Speaker]: We should believe what we do is right and we will succeed. Then the
reporters will praise us instead.
21:11 (Conference Hall): [Aborigines from Hualian and Taitung]: We were strangers but we all came here to protest against the trade pact. I am so touched that people are coming from different places including university students,
20:46 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Please send more supplies to the supplies group at Qingdao E. Road; please contact Miss Chen using SMS to check the supply needed. We need mobile toilets, because we will not have access to the toilets in the Metro station’s and public building’s after their operating hours.
20:42 (Conference Hall): Performance.
20:30 (Conference Hall): [anchor] We are in desperate needs of mobile toilets. If you can provide them, please contact Miss Chen: 0975-553-193 text preferred
20:28 (Conference Hall): [host] The anti-riot police appear in the Hall, but they are changing shift. It’s called "normally energy release."
20:20 (Conference Hall): [anchor] We still need instant noodles, mobile toilets, rations, sleeping bags, blankets, sleeping pads, hot foods and flashlights. Please send this materials to the 7-11 between at the corner of Qingdao E. Road and Zhenjiang Street, and contact resource group. Now there are a lot of people in Qingdao E. Road. Please move parts of material to another place. Thanks.
20:18 (Conference Hall): [anchor] There are less people on Line 8, Linsen S. Road. You can reach here by taking Taipei Metro to Shandao Temple Station and walking following the direction of Lailai Hotel.
20:11 (Conference Hall): [anchor] The viewers of Niconico live have reached to the 1.2 million.
20:08 (Conference Hall): [anchor] No students in the Hall break the artwork. Now we are observing the condition of police. Apple Daily offers the live in and out of the Hall. Upside the National Flag is a signal of needing help for the world.
20:04 (Conference Hall): [broadcast] You can redeem extra clothing to keep yourself warm at the back of the conference hall if you need it; If you urgently need your own garments and they are being sent in by your friends, please have your name attached for verification purpose and proceed to entrance number 3. Sleeping bags will also be distributed later on.
20:01 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Please supply sleeping bags, sleeping pads, warming materials (eg. blankets), garbage bags, flashlights, hot drink (drum packaged) and hot foods (eg. buns). Monetary donation is not acceptable, only materials. Please send this materials to the material station in front of the 7-11 at the corner of Nanhai E. Road and Zhenjiang Street. Please contact with Miss Chen of material group. Use SMS is better.
19:56 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Nanhai Road is blocked. Please use public transportation and then walk. Get off at Shan-Dao Temple Station and walk towards Sheraton Hotel and you’ll see Linsen N. Road. Please do not have conflicts with the police or when you see the road blocks. Be rational. Traffic control info is available at http://tms.bote.taipei.gov.tw/
19:43 (Conference Hall): [Anchor] The police who are in front are those who are having flu while carrying out their duty. We let them in because they need help from our doctors, they are also one of us, but they are out there because it is their duty, way to go Taiwan, way to go everyone!!
19:33 (Conference Hall): Some roads have started to set up road blocks. Please check the traffic control session from the website of Ministry of Transportation; otherwise you can not go to our place. Thank you.
19:33 (Qingdao E. Road): [Speaker] We urge President Ma and Wang, the Head of Legislative Yuan to respond to our requests in public instead of private negotiation.
19:32 (Qingdao E. Road): [Speaker] Our conclusions for now: 1. Service trade pact should be revoked. 2. Supervising protocols duly signed by cross-strait agreement.
19:31 (Conference Hall): [anchor] There are less people in Linsen S. Road. Please new comer can sit here to join this event. We still need goggles and towers, and please offer them for the materials group.
19:28 (Qingdao E. Road): [anchor] We will have a mock evacuation drill every two to three hours.
19:20 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Please be reminded to not use any oil based skin care product as it will absorb more chemicals from tear gas which will result in irritation and discomfort. You are encouraged to use water based product as a substitute. Please put on your spectacles as a substitute of contact lens as tear gas will cause strong irritation to your eyes.
19:17 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] The most dangerous situation is stepped up by another people when one person falls. Therefore, when one person falls, another 3 people around him/her can circled around him/her to warm other people. And that 3 people can take him/her to emergency station. We have emergency medical people here.
19:17 (Conference Hall): [host] There are approximately 300 to 400 people in the conference hall inclusive are students and media.
19:10 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] Please clear a pathway every 15 people in case of medical needs.
19:10 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] Our location is narrow, hence it is dangerous. Please clear a pathway for emergency purpose. Please follow the instructions from doctors in charge.
19:09 (Qingdao E. Road): [Professor Liu] We are also the citizens. it means we are not selfish. We e come here for the public profit, and everybody in here are the modern democracy citizen.
19:07 (Conference Hall): [Announcer] We have not ruled out the possibility of using tear gas. Please actively supply 300 sets of goggles and towel to resource station at Jinan Road and Chingdao E. Road.
19:04 (Conference Hall): [Announcer] Please finish your dinners ASAP. And get back to your original positions. Because some police have assembled shields and entered into the area where they get read. Please stay alert. This is what we need to learn in a long battle. Defending our conference hall is a very crucial part of this movement. Only then, the country will... (too noisy to transcribe) Please help each other and be cooperative.
19:03 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] The planned meeting between yuans (executive branch and legislative) called by President Ma has been cancelled. Students inside the Parliament have decided to stay. Let’s give them some support. Let’s squeeze so that we can accomodate more people. It’s Professor Liu from Fu-Ren University ’s turn to talk.
19:02 (Conference Hall): [anchor] Taipei Police Department has approved the assembly here. There’s no deadline set.
19:01 (Conference Hall): [announcer] Attention! All the people inside must finish your dinner quickly. The police outside the Hall is increasing. Please prepare and finish your dinner quickly.
18:58 (Conference Hall): [anchor] We will offer more information about the trapping KMT Headquarter; please get more information on FB page of Youth Front of Black Island Country.
18:57 (Qingdao E. Road): [host] Now we’re processing to control the numbers of people. Please sit tightly, and that can let more people to join. The following is the music time performance by our student.
18:54 (Conference Hall): Attention! For the people come to Taipei, please take the coat and rain gear; the doctors in the Conference Hall are Ke Wen-zhe, Doctor Liu and others. Although they work in day, but they still come back to help after work. It touches us greatly.
18:52 (Qingdao E. Road):
18:50 (Conference Hall):
18:47 (Qingdao E. Road):
18:45 (Conference Hall): [voiceover] I wish that all the people resist in peace, and do not get conflict for the police; Thank you for the people for hard working outside.
18:43 (Conference Hall): [voiceover] Now the battle line is extended, and do not care about the provoke, and insist our aim: "Return CSSTA, and guard democracy."
18:40 (Qingdao E. Road): [speaker]
18:39 (Conference Hall): [voiceover] We have heard from a newspaper, we are aware that water canon truck has been mobilized. There’s huge police force being mobilized. NTU hospitals and nearby hospitals have activated the emergency mechanism for Mass Casualty Incident. We are non-violent protest, yet hospital has been asked to activate MCI mechanism. It suggests that they might take action against the students. Even though the battle line has been extended, we believe, as long as we bind together, we can get our demands responded.
18:36 (Conference Hall): Retaking Legislative Yuan is processing for 106 hours from March 17.
18:35 (Qingdao E. Road): Speaker: You can see this building on Qingdao E Road. It was used to trial the political dissidents during the White Terror. He (his/her grandfather) has been arrested here. I found out about this later. My grandpa’s relative was sentenced to jail because he [relative] took my grandpa in. After the release, his property was all confiscated. His family has gone. And also what happened in Meili Dao (Beautiful Island) Incident. There were many being oppressed. Today, we are here at this location, fighting for democracy. This has great significance. Let’s give some support to these students.
18:27 (Qingdao E. Road): Speaker: There are 20 or so professors like me who are participating in this. Before, I’ve warned the students not to be taken advantage of in this type of events. I later regretted much. Recently, there was a big anti-nuclear power rally, there were many things going on. We had some physical contact with the police in front of the Taiwan Power Building, but there was no major incident. This time, however, the incidents with physical contacts have been used by certain media maliciously. This is a big lesson for me. I’m very glad that many high school students have joined. I was also involved in this type of movement around that age.
18:20 (Qingdao E. Road): Disconnect. Restore in 18:23.
18:17 (Conference Hall) [Student Lin Fei-Fan] The following is the 6pm Press Conference on 3/21 inside the Taiwan Parliament.
We have 3 demands. 1) Ma should be fully responsible and respond to all three demands; Wang should respond directly and not engage in under-the-table negotiation. 2) Ma should respond to our request of rescinding the service trade agreement, and keep the meeting agenda for this session 3) If the ruling party does not respond to our demands by 12 AM, we would rally the people to sit in and surround the KMT Party offices throughout the nation. We would rally more people to come to occupy the Legislative Yuan, increase the level of protest.
We believe we have all heard that Jin Fu-Tsong (金溥聰) has returned to Taiwan. It is said that NTU Hospital and National Defense Medical Center have received the request from Ma administration to activate the emergency mechanism for Mass Casualty Incident. Some people also took the picture of riot fire trucks with water cannons. The military police has been mobilized at large number. If Ma administration chooses to respond to the people with state violence, we feel disappointed. Guys, let’s say: "Occupy the Congress" "We will not retreat"
We have not heard from the Ma administration (unable to transcribe due to noises)
We have declared to people that the 500 of us will continue to sit in here. If ... increase our level of protest. I believe we are all very tired. Now on Qingdao E Road, there are tens of thousand of people guarding us. There are also many on Jinan Rd who are sitting in, protecting us. Don’t panic, okay? Ma administration needs to know that we’ve been sitting in for many days...
18:13 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] Press conference officially start.
18:10 (Qingdao E. Road) Speaker: (Sharing experience from overseas protest) (disconnected), if you are encountered with smoke or tear gas, please cover your mouth and nose with wet towel to minimize the harm.
18:08 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] Press conference will start at 18:15
18:10 (Qingdao E. Road) Speaker: Taiwan is not a barrel of bad apples! Just because there’s a bad apple among the government, the whole barrel does not have to be spoilt with its existence! This activity does not separate us even though we could hold different political view, everyone is struggling, the government has to face the people’s voice immediately, students are not a bunch of people who are lured, students are those who have least political baggage, President Ma please face the situation immediately!
18:00 (Qingdao E. Road) We need two volunteers.
17:52 (Qingdao E. Road)
17:51 (Conference Hall) We are in preparation for press conference; we are currently cleaning the surrounding.
17:48 (Qingdao E. Road) Guys may feel sore muscle just like I do, BUT we have faith and passion no matter how cold today is. When I stepped out from MRT station, I felt it is really cold because I only wore a T-shirt, but whenever I knew the reason why I came and shared my thoughts, I felt cold no more. Chinese corporations will cross the strait with name of business, and that’ll take everything from us and we’ll lose almost everything.
17:47 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Decrease the voice near the Children Hospital.
17:45 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student Qu Rou, Shu-te University of Technology]
17:44 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student Qu Rou, Shu-te University of Technology] My grandparents came from the mainland, but I love Taiwan. I was born and raised here. As a student in design department, I don’t want my works to be altered by the country in the future. As a member of 228 Memorial Choir, I am gonna sing a song for you even though my Taiwanese is poor.
17:41 (Qingdao E. Road) For people who would like to stay whole night on the road, if any of you are worn out, and would like to take a rest in Conference Hall, please do go to our gate guardian( a girl wears green shirt, and she’ll help everyone to check-in.) Free-blankets and english translation are available in Conference Hall right now. We’ll need several volunteers to give out all of them!
17:40 (Qingdao E. Road) Reading letter from Japan: Japaneses received a big favor from you during 311 earthquake, and we pay great attention to this brave movement. We look for a brighter future of Taiwan democracy. Cheers my friends!
17:36 (Qingdao E. Road) Call for wrenches again.
17:35 (Qingdao E. Road) Hong Kong Federation of Students announces their statement to support. (Union of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the same boat.)
17:34 (Qingdao E. Road) Cough sweets are available in Conference Hall now.
17:34 (Conference Hall) The announcement of resignation of Huang-xie-ming, former chief prosecutor, can be regarded as a fight between politicians, and they will be punished at the end. It is really important that crowds gathered on the street.
17:29 (Qingdao E. Road) [Student Lin, National Chengchih University]
17:28 (Qingdao E. Road) Right now the stage needs someone to provide some spanners for oxygen containers.
17:26 (Qingdao E. Road) [Prof. Lin of Chung Cheng University] He only referred to the top 10% when he said it’s good for people. Today, we’re fighting for our own future for the rest 90%!
17:24 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] We will check and examine the people entering the Hall.
17:17 (Qingdao E. Road) [Prof. of Dept. of Social Welfare at Chung Cheng University] Thanks to the stupidity of President Ma so that we can get the Congress back jointly, and start to talk about our future.
17:15 (Qingdao E. Road) The professor of National Chung Cheng University is taking a speech.
17:14 (Qingdao E. Road) The importance of non-violent protests. Take workers who commit suicides on train rails for example, no one wants to be in that position. They are doing it for survival. When you see news like this the next time, please try to understand the cause.
17:11 (Qingdao E. Road) Evaluation from Japan: Awful statistics, which suggest it would be as if agriculture in Japan is under the trade pact and that means death. Future crops will entirely rely on import. Taiwan has a very similar agricultural construction to Japan’s.
17:10 (Conference Hall) [vocieover] Maybe no entry to the Conference Hall again later.
17:10 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Occupying Conference Hall is processing for 105 hours. We consider the opinion of everybody, we will change the text from "occupy" to "retake" when next update.
17:07 (Qingdao E. Road) [Internal Order Control] There are no toilets here, you’ll have to use washroom outside this area. Please bring all your personal belongings and come back in line. Not only here is the front line and so is everywhere. Everyone can help control the order. Block the streets and do not let the police in.
17:07 (Conference Hall) Social Science Acadamy, NTU offer the rest place started from 3/21, 06:00 - 24:00.
17:05 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] New companions please go and gather in Line 8, Linsen S. Road.
17:02 (Conference Hall)
16:53 (Ji-nan Road) Street Democracy Classroom - Prof. Lo Ang Kong from Chang Kong University: Buy out Taiwan. Xinjiang Uygur people might be on the brink of distinction (below 50%). PRC is ready to move on to Hong Kong in the same fashion. Taiwan must hold her stand. Never become the second Hong Kong or Macau. (Connection failed)
16:53 (Qingdao E. Road) My eldest daughter told me if I didn’t stand up for this, I will never have the chance to. Even our president (or he thinks he’s the emperor) doesn’t know what ’pilose antler’ is, how am I supposed to educate my kids
16:40 (Line 8, Linsen S. Road)
16:42 (Conference Hall) [broadcaster] There comes 3 trucks of chevaux-de-frise from Zhenjiang Street.
16:39 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Prepare to line up and check the numbers of people.
16:30 (Qingdao) Fei-Fan, Lin will tell us the result of their discussion at 6 pm
16:29 (Conference Hall) [announcer] The traffic control section can check on the website of Department of Transportation, Taipei City Hall, and wanted 150 volunteers to guard the Conference Hall at night.
16:28 (Conference Hall) [announcer] The traffic control section is available by Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government and posted on website.
16:27 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Prepared food, instant noodles, portable toilets and hot meal needed. 150 volunteers wanted to stay in the Conference Hall tonight. Please contact material group if you are willing to supply.
16:24 (Conference Hall) [announcer] There are 25,000 people around the Legislative Yuan. Thank you for your support!
16:24 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] We’ve got the news the number of people near east of Legislative Yuan increased to 25,000 people. Thank you!
16:23 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] The tourist buses are coming, please contact 0912809289 Yi-lun Shi.
16:16 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Legislator Hsiao Mei-chin takes people from International Federation For Human Rights to acquaint with the onsite condition in the Conference Hall. For off-site broadcasting, please search on YouTube.
16:13 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Not sure if it’ll be open for outer people to enter here again. If people inside need to go out and take some rests, it might be open again. Please pay attention.
16:12 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] At the moment Amnesty International is learning what’s happening on us. And, the cell phone number of Ms. Chen of the supply group is 0975553193. Please text to contact her.
16:11 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We are looking for an orange wallet! Inside which there is the student ID of Ms. Lin, and her credit card.
14:53 (Jinan Rd.) Street classroom: Prof. Luo An-kang of Cheng Gong Uni: ... trying to buy Taiwan. In Xinjiang aboriginal tribes are in danger of being annihilated entirely (now less that 50% of population). China is trying the same thing with HK. Taiwan must be on guard! We cannot be another HK or Macau... (signal out)
14:47 (Jinan Rd.) Dadi Bookstore (大地書坊): This is an instrument used specifically for protesting. Go ahead and smash it anytime.
14:46 (Jinan) [You XianGai (Transliteration] They are not here, They are in there.
14:43 (Jinan) "A garden to appreciate heaven"
14:41 (Jinan) "A garden to appreciate heaven" shows us of a special kind of energy that’s there in the reservation of our earth. Earth, is about sharing. So should democracy be.
14:35(Qingdao) The third potential is about internet. It very difficult for anyone to monopolize it. While the traditional media exercises self-censorship and stigmatizing strategy, students, your job could be telling a truthful story via internet. The truth. The digital citizen on the net has a potential that would out run any attempt from the state to control the information.
14:32 (Qingdao) The second potential power of the internet is that it allows people to bridge space and time. Today all of us here are able to receive information on the internet, and exchange information quickly. Students inside and outside the Conference Hall can communicate quickly, and people at home can see what’s happening at the Conference Hall live. We are no longer blocked by the buildings, we have bridged the gap of space, and people throughout Taiwan can easily understand what’s going on. We need to use this power well.
14:29 (Qingdao) Prof. Chien of NTU: "Networking and Social movement" A few days ago the press reported that many of you are always on your phones, and that you are disunited. But I think being on your phones is the most important job you can have. You can use new technology to create a student movement unlike what has come before. 5-10 years ago the internet was not so developed, but today information is accessible via the internet. This is the age you live in, and the internet can help you. The internet can help you share messages quickly. There has been a lot of "for dummies" packets floating around on the net, and they told us a lot of what we needed to know. The internet can break the information monopoly. More importantly, the internet is interactive and bidirectional. It can promote the sharing of information between different groups.
13:39 (Qingdao) Since we never cared about politics, this is exactly the consequence, where the government is run by ugly people. If we don’t step up to stop them, that is the course they will continue to move along. Our friends in there have occupied the house over 100 hours. Few days ago, I thought I would run into a crowd of movements veterans. But I was moved by a scene of a young generation. However, our act to step up was painted as another political dog fight by Ma Ying Jio. He said we was going to negotiate with the Speaker. He is the cause to this drama! We demand them to retract the deal and renegoitate the deal. We will not leave until they step down. We also have something to say to our friends from Hong Knog. You have fought so hard for democracy, something you’d never really had in your hands for over a hundred years. Your action of taking over Zhong Huang, was also stigmatized by Hong Kong and state medias from PRC. When Liang Zheng Ying took office, he didn’t do much other he vacuumed Legislative branch’s authority source. Hong Kong has been fighting so hard. I hope our friends from Taiwan would cheer them up.
13:37 (Qingdao) We hope our Premier and President respect Taiwan’s democracy and freedom. We believe that light can be shined into the black box, so that we can see what’s inside.
13:28 (Conference Hall) [announcement] Hello, please clean the area on my left hand side. Later our lawyers will come and they might need the area. Also a reminder: our civil conference (on deliberative democracy) will end in two minutes, please collect what you have discussed. This is the 101st hour of our activity. Our first civil conference has been short, that’s ok if your discussion is not done yet. Ok, our civil conference will end now. Pardon for any chaos during the conference. For leader of every group: if you have collected your conclusion, please hand them to me.
13:25 (Qingdao) Chant slogan: hant slogan: Defend democracy; return CSSTA. Prof. Liang from Dept. of Political Science at Cheng Kung University: If you have a sunflower please raise it. We want to tell the government that if you don’t listen to us we will call on the sun and punish you inthe name of the sun (laughs). Our graduate students from Nat’l Cheng Gong Uni. is inside Parliament right now. Over the past few days the occupiers have been described as "violent hooligans", but we’ve been here calmly and rationally discussing why the government is lying to us. I am here to speak on whether Taiwan will become another Hong Kong. My answer is yes. Our enemy has over 1,000 missiles trained on us, but they wish to conquer us without firing one shot. HK is supposed to be "one country, two systems" but it’s looking more and more like it’s been unified under China. HK’s main streets are filled with stores selling jewelry and luxury goods such as LV, and servicing Chinese customers, because HK is tax-free in that area. Chinese tourists go there for two days then go home. Right now a lunch box in HK can cost as much as HKD$250, and rent has skyrocketed, with people forced to live in bird cages, 50 people crammed into a space less than 25 pings in size. I’ve been in Taiwan for over a decade and like this place more and more. Why is this a sunflower revolution? The CSSTA was drafted inside a black box, we’re against that lack of transparency, but we are not necessarily anti-CSSTA. We should think more about the CSSTA itself and why we might be against it. There are too many quid pro quos under the table. Opening the financial industry will allow Chinese banks to access your personal information via credit bureaus. Chinese communication firms can buy out Taiwanese firms, and Chinese firms with military links such as Huawai will supplant us and supervise our speech. Manager Liu of HK Mingpo was attacked because he wrote about the oversea deals of Chinese poiticians, his life
is in danger. Furthermore, if Chinese advertising and publishing enters Taiwan they can threaten the media by withdrawing advertising dollars. All HK reporting on the Tiananmen incident were withdrawn by media outlets, and their authors weren’t consulted.
13:25 (Qingdao) Three students registered for citizen forum, please come to the front of stage.
13:20 (Jinan Rd.) Land requisition is totally not necessary. With Dapu Borough protest, we could know that the government did not set a free market as they told those big financial groups. Instead, they took every single land from the underpriviledged minority, even a six-square-footage land was not reserved at last. What would you say...(message interrupted)
13:17 (Jinan Rd.) I despite you Jin Fu-Tsong. You should just stay in the United States and do not come back. Stop bullshit!
13:16 (Jinan Rd.) I’m telling you, my friends, that rationality is with us. No governor can insult it in our faces.
13: 14 (Jinan Rd.) I was really pissed off when seeing Jin Fu-Tsong said that we are mobs this morning. I replied immediately that we are not mobs. I’ve never said any dirty word, but I did this morning. One word I said. Fuck, I said Fuck.
13:13 (Conference Hall) [announcer] We are collecting the discussion conclusions
13:13 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Please continue your discussion until 13:30. Also we’d like to ask the leader of each desk (group) to collect your conclusion. Right now we might not have enough time to have the leader of each group to talk about their conclusion. We’ll see how we can present to everybody our conclusions - possibly via fan (facebook?) page.
13:04 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Prof. from Kaohsiung Normal Univ. giving speech] If we thin If we thin If we thin If we thin If we thin If we thin If we thin If we thin
12:45 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [speech continues] International Trade can affect both countries. Some people (in the society) may benefit from it and some might be harmed. There should be compensation for those who are at disadvantageous for it, so there could be fairness and justice. Economical development does not bring us democracy, but it’s the other way around - democracy brings us economical development.
12:40 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Prof. from Dept. of politics, NTU giving a speech] When the executive departments and the Parliament is not fulfilling their duty, citizen participation become really important. We stand out to make our lives better. In modern world, trade agreements are pretty common. But now the executive departments and the Parliament are not fulfilling their duty, but only telling us it’s very important to pass the agreement (omitted example about the US and Korea)
12:35 (Jinan Rd.) [speech} We don’t want to become the same as China. What’s the most important to Taiwan is democracy and being a state of law. But now some of the legislator (congressmen) now is not following the law. Our parents are worried about us (our safety). But we can tell them: You can be proud of us! We are now all able to think critically and stand here.
o E. Rd.) Lecture on possible replacement of capitalism
12:02 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Four professors from Nat’l Taiwan Univ. are giving lectures.
11:51 (Ching-Tao) [announcer] Calling the Parliament Process Committee don’t block the voice from society the draft agreement of two sides into negotiations.
11:50 (Jinan) When we heard how the CSSTA was passed we were incredulous, it’s unimaginable. What we really need to defend is the trust between people. We must unite. We will not become another HK or Macau.
11:48 (Jinan Rd.) We are luckier than most because we have passionate teachers. Many people wanted to write their names on the clouds, but here we see so many people willing to write their names on this land. I love Taiwan.
11:46 (Conference Hall) People are now dividing into groups, seems like there are 22 groups.
11:46 (Ching Tao) [announcer] A pact is something that will affect the sovereignty of Taiwan, such a pact must be ratified in Parliament, and should pass through a referendum. Only then can the President sign it. Also, we are a country, we do not recognize "one country 2 areas" and when we speak of "cross-strait" we are speaking of the PROC and the ROC. Changing our name or not is something for the future. We respect the sovereignty of the two countries across that Taiwan Strait.
11:?? (Conference Hall) [Lecture of Prof. Huang, Summary] Prof. Huang talk about how an agreement like CSSTA is usually being discussed in a democratic country. One way is that before negotiating with other country, the executive departments ask for permission from the parliament about what they are allowed to negotiate on. Of course, it’s important that for other countries to know we can actually negotiate with them. Therefore a good strategy is that the executive departments presents the situation to the parliament regularly, so let the Parliament can present their opinion all the time. Another method is that executive department negotiate first, and ask the Parliament to review the result. In both case, it’s important to respect the Parliament.
Now our government asks for the whole agreement to be voted at a time (asking the Parliament to either accept all the terms or not). Now in general, even if you choose the first method, the Parliament might decide some of the result (of the negotiation) is not acceptable - this is exactly what’s happening for the trade agreement between the US and Korea and for that of US and Columbia. So we see that the third method (what the government is doing) is even more dangerous ... (to be completed)
11:28 (Jinan Rd.) Reminding: the police are doing a shift change now. They’ll move around. It’s no need to panic.
11:17 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] I am here since Tuesday. And I haven’t gone home so far. I see so many people here. I am very touched. Thank you! I see our country is hopeful. Thank you for being here to protect our warriors inside (Parliament)
11:14 (Jinan Rd.) Why is this passing without them thinking of us? Last night, after the Meilidao protest I came straight up here. My college elder works in Shanghai, he told me that Chinese people think we’re foolish. I want them to know we are not foolish, if we don’t understand something we will try to and something we will try to understand it.
11:13 (Jinan Rd.) Attorney Lai: The most dangerous night, the 18th, the danger wasn’t that the police threatened to enter, they attempted 4 times. I asked the protesters to stand up and shout at the police, telling them they should not arrest students, if they arrest students we will charge inside, and they retreated. But we were a unified group, and that gave us our strength. If we have no command, some may charge and some may not, some goes east and others go west, we cannot act as a group. We were effective precisely because we were unified and acted in concert. So let us continue to act in concert!
11:0? (Conference Hall) [civil conference] Next, we invite ?? (missed) to explain what is deliberative democracy . Thanks to everybody. Most of the people have been here for a long time. It’s touching that you’re still here. Why are we here? There is a country which is to sign an trade agreement, but not wanting it to be carefully unbiasedly reviewed. If not because of student and civil groups, would there be even more than two public hearings? In the beginning we ask for public hearing. Then, after the agreement is presented to the Parliament, is it reviewed following the rule/law? We had to occupy this place. It (the review of CSSTA) need an amount of time. For deliberative democracy and about other problems in Taiwan ... at Hong Kong they are unable to elect their president until now. They are now trying to fight for their right to do so in 2017. They have movement simialr to us ... We have to apologize to people here, the environment here is not good. We don’t have air condition. We also have to prevent from suspicious people to come here, so we need many volunteers. A good process is that we need some diversity and discussion. Now many opinions against the government are around, but does the government follow? Do they give us more report on CSSTA? Do they try to listen to us? Frankly speaking, we may not come to an agreement today. But we can try hard, and set up an example.
Now I want to talk about the schedule. Prof. Huang will give us a short lecture on the detail of CSSTA. After our two professors’ short lectures, we’ll divide ourselves into groups. We also need our friends from media to help us. Can we keep working hard until 2 pm (Rmk: they must be very sleepy...bless them) After that we’ll take a rest and collect the conclusion of about twenty different groups. If you have any questions (regarding CSSTA), please tell us and we’ll record them.
11:10 (Ching Tao) Prof. Chiu Wen-tsong is speaking on the draft Cross-Strait Pact Formation Law; this draft has the support of many scholars in law, and sociology. He is speaking on how this draft could solve the current procedural issues regarding trade pacts with China.
11:06 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) Street classroom: On the immigration of technology talents, of foreign capital, could liberalization of trade cause our service industry to further suffer? Today we are not only here to defend democracy, we are also deciding on what our core values are.
11:06 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) Street classroom: competition via price-cutting seemed to be good for consumers, but will result in wage depression. Dowe want our wages further depressed? Are our wages not low enough? The CSSTA affects everyone.
11:05 (Jinan Rd.) A psychology experiment: sharing a cake among a group; if one person only got one slice but you got three, please raise your hand if you would share your extra slices. This is what democracy is all about, we are willing to share resources with others. If we reviewed the situation we would share the cake equitably. In the beginning psychologists assumed people are selfish, but they discovered that people tend to be equitable. We might share a slice of cake with a stranger, or 2 slices with someone we know, but the CSSTA was negotiated in a black box, the cake being shared is bound to be unfair.
11:04 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] We received twenty coats - if you’ll cold you can come and get them.
11:01 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) [street classroom] Even without the CSSTA many Taiwanese people have moved to China to work. This cannot be counted as the benefit of the CSSTA, and the government should be ashamed for this, but instead they are calling it a success that stemmed from the CSSTA.
10:59 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] Why do we come here? We keep sharing what’s happening to our friends. We come because we love Taiwan too much. This is a beautiful land. It’s beautiful everywhere. We want to tell you: at this moment you’re here, protecting not only your own future, but also those who are unable to come here, you parents and all Taiwanese. only if I know there are still so many here so can I have a good sleep. It’s an important moment - we should come and fight together.
10:58 (Jinan Rd.) Parliament is now really surrounded. We will wait one more hour for the government to respond. We will wait here for the dark clouds to dissipate.
10:57 (Jinan Rd.) Slogan "70% of the people wants the CSSTA being reviewed word by word!"
10:50 (Jinan Rd.) We voted for the president and these legislators, have they done their duty to us who still have to work?
10:48 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] I had a nightmare - my mother is cooking, and find the rice made of plastic ... and Taiwan becomes a "region." And the media talks only about where to have fun. My grandparents come from China, but still, I am against the CSSTA.
10:45 (Conference Hall) [speech from a student] Hello I am a student from Taipei Univ. We are going to have a civil conference on CSSTA. It will begins at 11. We need to have plans for the conference. So we want to ask for team members to come here first. We’ll announce how everybody can help organize the activity soon. If you want to particpate, please sit closer to the stage (arranging seats) We’ll explain soon why we are holding this conference. Now Prof. Huang and Prof. ?? (unclear) will give us short lectures. Let’s do our best.
10:44 (Jinan Rd.) To Szechuan disaster sufferers: sorry, I am late. I hope President Ma would also say to us "sorry, I am late" and stop telling legislators "it’s on you (to force the CSSTA through)" Why don’t you come here and put it to us instead? He ran so roughshod over everything earlier; if the CSSTA is good why are we against it? Today the government says we do not understand the CSSTA. Well, we would like to ask the government if they understand democracy. Today we will have a class for the government, to let them know what democracy is. Finally, be safe, and don’t get chills.
10:40 (Jinan Rd.) You say we don’t understand CSSTA, well, report on the CSSTA and stop reporting crap news. I heard that you have to draw numbers to come speak here. I say, do what you need to do! Don’t let our microphone be taken away by the government. You are here, in the cold, I would like to be able to tell you to go home, but the government is not letting us go home. We will stay here because the will of the people is with us.
10:38 (Jinan Rd.) A blind spot of the voting mechanism: Europe is now making a drive for consensus democracy, because they have been through two world wars. A good thing adequately explained should win support from all, no one is so foolish as to oppose something good. You are unfortunately still living under the remnants of the past... (signal breakup) ... Chinese people are diligent? No. They don’t pay National Health Insurance, they’ll have ten people using one ID card (to take advantage of NIH). We are against this unsustainable culture, and we apologize that we, the baby boom generation, are short-sighted and were unable to provide a sustainable culture for you.
10:33 (Conference Hall) [announcer] The Civil Conference is for more of us to understand democracy. We welcome more people to come and be with us. My fellow students, we appreciate your efforts, please give your selves a round of applause!
I have been here so long that days have become blurry. Many of the volunteers have napped at around 7 or 8 and now wake up not knowing what’s going on. I know many of your are very sleepy, but I would like to say it is thanks toyou that this activity could succeed. Thanks to you outside we don’t feel alone inside. Thank you for persevering inside. Today is a key day. We know that it is raining outside, and this morning I stepped out of Parliament for the first time, I went to the Ching Tao Rd. area and saw that many supporters aren’t dressed warmly enough, they did not expect the temperature to drop like this. Seeing so many supporters, so many volunteers helping with the donated materials, they’ve all been here three days. I would like you all to give our supporters outside a great round of applause and yell out "Thank you for your hard work!"
10:16 (Conference Hall) [announcer] We are handing over little cards. The content are provided by lawyer friends. We invite lawyer Mr. Lin to explain to us. [Lawyer Mr. Lin] This card is about that you might be taken away at any time. No matter where you’re taken, you should say "I want my lawyer." How do find a lawyer? you can find 0225231178, 0233938666, and 0225592119. We have people standby to help people in need - we have more than 260 lawyer volunteers. You can remain silent before your lawyer comes. And you can always request for food, water or restroom. Also remember our goal for a peaceful movement. Remember not to curse them.
10:11 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] If you don’t care about politics, the penalty you get is to be governed by terrible people. Everything like the price of our everybody meal is about politics. We have to stand out, and show our power!
10:09 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] I came this morning, and left. Then while I was on the way, I returned and came back. I had a feeling like our country is going to be sold. I feel bad if I am not standing out. Thank you, all young friends here.
09:54 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Hello students and friends from the media. We need more attention from the media. Right now I am now only here to represent all of us who have worked so hard, but maybe more. We are not always joining civil movement, and why are we here today? We don’t really want to be here - nobody wants. Don’t we want to have our daily life, reading our books or having dinner with parents? Why are we suffering here? We want to tell President Ma and KMT and their legislators (congressmen) We hope you to come here and listen to us. We are just students, we have no political goal or what to achieve here. We’re just a group of students with our ideal and not willing to surrender ... We’re the hope of our countries’ future! Our slogan is still the same "Rescind CSSTA, protect our democracy. Later we’ll having our civil conference. Hope all friends inside and oustide (the conference hall) will hold on. It’s our day to protect Taiwanese democracy.
09:54 (Conference Hall) [announcer] For security team members: please gather here if you’re free, we’ll use your help.
09:50 (Jinan Rd) What is democracy - democracy means even we expect difficulties to come, we need to know how we got us in the situation. The victims have the right to know who made the decisions. We often see South Korea and Singapore as our examples. When Koreans and Singaporeans come to Taiwan and see how we praise their economy, they ask: don’t you realize that many people are suffering in our economy? There is nothing that is 100% good or 100% bad. Sometimes some of the population are sacrificed for the rest of the population. Nevertheless, there should be complimenting measures to help those who were sacrificed. Ma’s govt fails to do so. There were twice during Ma’s term that made me feel really uncomfortable, yet helpless.were twice during Ma’s term that made me feel really uncomfortable, yet helpless. The first time was when Chen, Yun-lin came to Taiwan. Many friends were told by the police not to leave their home. (?) It was awkward. But at least, it tells us that the Assembly and Demonstration Act is unconstitutional. I discussed Constitution with my German friends and I felt ashamed. As we were discussing Constitution and democratic values, those who protested against Chen Yun-lin were beaten up. The second time is today. We need to at least give the minority a chance to speak. Even if the majority would win at the voting, you should at least still respect te minority. But today Ma says none of these is necessary.
09:47 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] If you want to cook for us, we really appreciate. Please contact the resource team. The Youth Front of Black Island Country team have made a video "I’m a Taiwanese" (see top) in English. I hope everybody can share the information around, so that we can inform more people about this information. Right now the number of people in the conference hall is in decline, so we might accept more people coming here. There will be some restriction, but right now people can still come inside.
09:45 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] For people’s question, if you want to provide resources, please call our resource team. They’ll tell you where to put the items. As for where doctors may go and help, please check the facebook page of Youth Front of Black Island Country . Right now we have enough doctors inside the conference hall. But you may still ask if there are need (in other sites).
09:43 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Nothing big have happened so far since last afternoon. It’s raining and cold outside, so for people coming to help us, please take care.
09:38 (Conference Hall) [announcer] It’s 9:30 am now. I hope everybody slept well last night. There are many nice people who provided us sleeping bags, so we’re in a better condition now. Our friends outside (the Parliament) are working even harder; it’s raining and cold outside. We appreciate them very much. Later at 11 am we are having a very important activity. So if you’re awake here, please collect your sleeping bag and return them to the resource team. Now let’s clean around, so we can have a better environment for our conference. After all, this is our Parliament. What we will do later is having our civil conference. We should tell the legislator (congressmen) what is the right way to do this. We hope you can stay and discuss with us.
09:32 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Famous figure of PTT] I have to say I respect you very much. This is my fifth time coming (to such a circumstance?) I feel I have the duty to fight with everybody. I respect you all. You are true heroes.
09:31 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] We are short of volunteers for supporting the medical passage. We want to ask people who are not so tired to go and join them at the white tents at Wonton Cuisine. Good news: From mid-Taiwan 20 buses are coming. If they are not giving us a satisfying answer, we’ll keep staying here.
09:28 (Conference Hall) [voiceover} We hope people can help us sharing the video "I am a Taiwanese" (see top) with your friends and translate English to other languages (adding subtitles or so), to let people from other countries know what’s happening!
09:27 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) [A student from Cheng Kung Univ. Dept of Photonics] Apologies that I missed earlier. Actually there have been Cheng Kung Univ students here since the early morning on Thursday. But I know I am here for a purpose - I know people who have been here must be exhausted. I want to make sure that I am alert when I’m here. If there is any police action, I hope to offer my body to Taiwan. We are outraged because our wishes were not carried out. We are sad because our voiced were not heard. I really like a song by Eason Chen, I would like to dedicate this song to all our friends here. [Singing Easons’ Baby Song] I hope that all of us can follow our heart, and continue to do something for our land.
09:26 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Right now student Jiang is have a meeting with journalists on the stage. He will also be the host for our upcoming conference this morning.
09:21 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Right now is 9:27 am, we have occupied the parliament for 97 hours. If everything goes smoothly, we will be hosting a citizen’s conference on CSSTA at 11 am.
deliberation of Citizen on CSSTA.
09:12 [Ching-Tao E. Rd.] It has been two days that we occupy the parliament. Again we want to say: we are no violence, and we want to tell everybody what we want: rescind the CSSTA and protect our democracy.
09:07 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] We are still in need of the portable toilets at the Ching-tao E. Rd and Jinan Rd. locations. If you can provide some, please contact the resource coordination units of both locations.
09:06( Conference Hall)[Announcer] There are hot Americano and other hot drinks at the booth behind, please help yourself. You are also responsible for the rubbish you have produced, please dispose them at the bin provided, thanks.
09:05 (Ching-Tao) Uncle Hong: We citizens cannot accept this process (of passing the CSSTA). If the government insists that the CSSTA is good. They need to explain to us. We cannot allow the agreement to be passed with such a manner.
08:57 (Meeting Hall) [voiceover] We’re still in need of rations, hot food and portable toilets. We need more portable toilets as there are just too much people outside.
08:53 (Ching Tao E. Rd) Chang (a participating student): There have been very many social movements in the recent years. I was absent in all of them. Although I know they were about urban planning, but I knew that they could not be only about urban planning. Urban planning are public policies, as is the CSSTA, needs to have broad public participation, and cannot be determined in the hands of few. Urban planning affects hundreds of thousands of property interests, as well as our history and collective memories. Therefore, each individual line drew on the plan should be a result of deliberative consideration. As students we learn to study with mindfulness, then why the grownups fail to treat CSSTA - something that is going to have huge impact on us - with the same mindfulness. Moreover, I have not seen citizen participation in the process, which cannot be represented by a mere dozens of congressmen. We, as citizens, need to get involved and tell them what we need - this is a very important principle of citizen participation. Thank you all for being here, and thank you to those who volunteer and who provided us the needed resources. Thank you very much. We didn’t really have other options. It is because these grownups failed their responsibility that we are now obliged to remind them what their responsibilities are. Please stop defaming us.
08:53 (Meeting Hall) In order to let this issue to be better understood by the international audience, 黑色島國青年陣線Youth Front of Black Island Country
has produced a short video "I am a Taiwanese" and released it on the Internet. ( it’s also on above the text broadcast column)
08:53 (Ching-Tao) (announcer) Let us welcome Cheng-Da University electrica l engineer student Lin Kuan-Yu, if not her let us shout out for Designing major student Chang Si-Yang.
08:52 (Ching-Tao) A random student: Are you guys tired? NO AREN’T TIRED!...
08:49 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] If you want to send us resources, please send them to Mr. Huang (phone 0978610107) Tents, No.1, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (臺北市中正區濟南路一段一號帳棚區黃同學)
08:43 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Student Chan] No matter where you are, you must be really tired. I hope to cheer you up. Well, I am aggressive toward the government. Why? Because the government is doing terribly. We want to fight against the government. We are here, at our free will. We don’t want to lose our free will to China. I want to say Chinese people people are not bad - I have a Chinese roommate. However, Taiwan cannot be controlled, by China or whatever other country. We’re not elites of the society, nor are we doing something great. We’re just doing what we should do.
08:42 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] Announcement: Here we have the library ID from Mr. Wu and student ID for a student from Nat’l Taipei Univ. Now let’s welcome student Chan from TsingHua Univ.
08:40 (Meeting Hall) [announcer]: We have had reports of lost electronic devices since last night. Several people lost their cell phones last night. So please check your belongings. If there are friends who are still asleep near you, please also help to keep an eye on their valuables.
08:40 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) [announcer]: Anyone who has something to share with us on the stage, you’re all welcome to register at the volunteer coordination unit.
08:35 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) [announcer]: People from all walks of life have been spontaneously sending in resources that are listed on the website! Now we welcome a student from Feng Chia University to share a few thoughts.
08:33 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] For people who want to send resource please contact Ms. Lin at 0975-553-193 (Rmk: we don’t know if she speaks English).
08:26 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Last night the police didn’t attack. Now we need instant noodles, hot food and portable toilets. You can go update the list of resources in need at 黑色島國青年陣線Youth Front of Black Island Country (Chinese). Also people here are doing recycle.
08:26 (Jinan) Hakka Singer Misa to perform the song: Water falls from Sky
08:21 (Jinan) Hakka singer Misa is sharing a Hakka folk song [ this government is really pitiful, right now they lower their attitude to sign a unequal treaty.]
08:23 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] It’s probably possible to enter if you want to come and join now. If you may provide resource, please bring them to resource station (Jinan Rd. or intersection of Ching-Tao E. Rd. and Sun Yat-Sen S. Rd.)
08:20 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] If you’re coming here, you should wear more. It’s really cold outside.
08:18 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] A gentleman come and bring us two boxes of coats. We are more appreciated! If you’re needed you can burrow them from the resource station, and return them if you leave.
08:18 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] We still need hot food, rations and portable toilets. Thank you!
08:18 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] We need instant noodle and hot food, thank you!
08:10 (Conference Hall) [Announcement] News update: Taiwanese in New York will be having a parade tomorrow from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York to Union Square, at 3pm (UTC-05:00). We appreciate your support from East America, thank you.
08:04 (Jinan Rd.) yelling: Ma should apologize! Jian should resign!
08:03 (Jinan Rd.) The student ID card of Zhung(莊) from Yuan Ze University is now with the staff. Please pick it up.
08:03 (Conference Hall) [Announcement] May I have your attention please: we are now collecting the rubbish, please throw (disconnected). Anyone who hasn’t have their breakfast, please proceed to the food area, the new batch of cooked food has arrived, please proceed to have your breakfast especially to those who have not eaten their breakfast, thanks.
07:59 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Thank you, skyo. Thanks to friends in Hawaii. This is a revolt? No we’re not going that far. People say this does not happen in, say, the US? Well I suppose people in the US won’t allow the Parliament to do ridiculous thing like this. Cheer up, our friends in Taiwan!
07:55 (Conference Hall) We wish friends from all around the world can spread the message on a guestbook, or ask friends for supporting. Darned geek? I don’t think so. In our recall laws, it suggests that recall must not be propagated. So there is a constitution 305 working on the recall laws. Maybe we are going to have a civics lesson later. It should be fine outside the hall, right? Because if something happens outside, there should be some announcements inside too. Anatomy? Quite important, though it is not my major. Oh, today is a Japanese holiday. Friends in Japan can translate the content of live casting in Niconico for the Japanese friends to understand.
07:50 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] Next, we invite our professor from Nat’l Tsinghua Univ. to give us a lecture. Summary: Let’s think about this, the decision on such a big issue is completely against democracy. In Feb. people from the ministry of economics come to the univ. to talk about CSSTA. When we ask, if there are problems that arise from the CSSTA, do we have anyway to stop it? They say "how will there be problems from CSSTA?" ... If we sign the agreement but China does not follow it, what can we do? ... and they have no answer. We know that agreement need a third party to supervise. Otherwise it could be a useless agreement. Who want such an agreement? The economic relation between Taiwan and China is actually pretty good. So why do we need the CSSTA so hurriedly?
07:50(Conference Hall) We will announce here if there are some actions. I heard the Yomiuri News (讀賣新聞) and Asahi News (朝日新聞) have reported, right? But I don’t understand anyway. Study well in the courses, because the law is formulated by those who have studied law, too. hmm, you should still study well.
07:47 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [people from Taitung speaking] I worked until 8 pm yesterday, and took a bus here. My family were against me. They say "does it make a difference if you go or not?" I say "It does," and left. I am here, because I am a citizen. Without this country there will be no home to live, so I have to protect our country. Protecting this country is protecting our home. Thank you.
07:43 (Ching-Tao East) Paul from America: I love Taiwan, I gave up my million dollars pay check and came back here. My mother think I am out of my mind, but I feel that Taiwan has a, I wanted to do my part, She raised me up, and I am coming back. The day before I am home, my mother said I am really crazy. I came back four years ago, I helped people, I believe I can make a difference. I realized my decision was correct, cause it is not just me who loves Taiwan, all of you, everyone loves Taiwan.
07:46 (Ching-Tao East) Please don’t try to climb in the conference hall through window. That will result in the tension between us and the police.
07:46 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Pulling down the President? That’s not what our movement is about. There might be people in the movement shouting many slogans. But our main topic is rescinding the CSSTA and defend democracy.
07:44 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] Thanks to people from Europe. Better we can have Taiwan joining the United Nation... well that’s not what’s our movement is about.
07:43 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Paul the American: I love Taiwan. I gave up million salary just to return to Taiwan. My mom thought I am insane. But I don’t think Taiwan is hopeless. I want to contribute to it. It has raised me, and I must return. On the day before returning, my mom said that I am really insane. After I returned 4 years ago, I have been helping people, because I believe that ’I can make a difference’. I found I made a correct decision 4 years ago, because not only I love Taiwan, but also all of you.
07:40 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) New announcer is introduced. Also people are welcome to sign up and give a speech.
07:40 (Jinan Rd.) Students from Chung-Cheng Univ. are giving speeches.
07:38 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Last night the police have taken no actions. We had a good sleep ... This is actually a website on ustream, there people helped create a channel, playing the video there. Thanks to pennychu. If there are friends who speak English, you can answer for me. Also there are a lot of graduate students here. We should encourage them.
07:38 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] The president of Donghua University wrote a public mail, encouraging students to attend this event.
07:37 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) a participating student: Our university president said that he is against students’ taking part in this event. I am here with a sign to tell him: Mr. President, you cannot represent Soochow University.
07:36 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) a participating student: I am now 18 years old. In two years I will be able to vote. If I don’t take the opportunity to understand my country now, when will I do.
07:35 (Conference Hall) [announcer] We use a container to collect what we drain in the toilet? This is used only in certain time. If there are no police officers here inside, going to toilet is more relaxing.
07.33 (Conference) [Announcer] Those who have not had their breakfast can stay calm, we have had our people to deliver them here immediately; the second batch of breakfast has already arrived. Stay calm and please ensure you have your breakfast. Also, please do not dispose the newspapers, they can be used as cushion or to keep you warm. Please also conserve the environment, dispose the rubbish around you to the nearest bin in order to put us in a better condition for this long fight, thank you everyone.
07:26 (Jinan Rd.) [Announcer] The police is doing a shift change. No need to be nervous.
07:25 (Jinan Rd.) [Attorney Liu] The reason that the labors could win (Rmk: another civil movement in Taiwan) is because they fight together. We also need to do the same, peacefully, together.
07:25 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Announcer] Students from Nat’l Sun Yat-Sen just arrived in two buses.
07:22 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Freddy] The International Policy Organization says that the police should protect the movement, and also the media should provide unbiased report.
07:21 (Ching-Tao East) [Announcer] We would like to invite Freddy to explain about the statement released by International Policy Organization on yesterday night.
07:19 (Ching-Tao East) [Freedy] Doesn’t matter how the CCSTA will be beneficial or not, as long as KMT involved with it will become messed up. Because they are a group we could not trust with their intelligent level. A party we could not trust. So we are welcoming those people who just simply not trust the government.
07:16 (Ching-Tao East) The vocalist (Freddy) from the band Cthonic: We people here are ordered and understand the service and trade agreement, and we are willing to understand how people think, regardless approving or disapproving. Can’t those who have opposite opinion and those we didn’t try to spend time to understand join us? This is a matter of trust. It’s like the issue of the 4th nuclear power plant. We can discuss about the 4th nuclear power plant, but not really, because the government cannot build things well. There is a music classroom in Taipei, and another music classroom in Taipei. If our music classroom is going for colaboration with Apa(阿帕) music classroom, we will spend a lot of time discussing in details, to see if both sides benefit from that. But if there is some guy who is much weaker, there is no discussion, because there is no chance to win. Now we don’t trust the IQ of our president, but I trust yours more.
07:15 (Jinan Rd.) Student Chen from Shu-Te Technical University: Many teachers in our university were against us students coming here, because for what we study in the department, the service and trade agreement will bring us a lot of money. Why do you only see the benefit shortly in front of you, but overlook the future? The teacher said to me: "You don’t understand. Leave my office."
07:15(Conference Hall) [Announcer] To those who are coming to the parliament, please bring some warm clothing to keep yourself warm, the number of people at the venue will be controlled at approximately 400-500 people. There is no assualt this dawn, and everyone looks quite energetic.
07:14 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [speech] Now what we usually can see on the internet is that we need to sign the agreement to make progress, and that we are only afraid of competition. Well, now we stand here, does it look like we are afraid of competition? But we don’t want unfair competitions, so that only huge companies and those will have good relationship with the government benefit. Internat’l agreement usually result in this kind of problem. Those whoever in power get more benefits. Now it is going to turn into a game in which people compete who is getting along better with the KMT and with the (Chinese) communist party. We hope people will think differently. We want a fair competition, but not something that the big companies always win.
07:10 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) Teacher Lin: I’ve been her since March 18, and I saw many people here. I was going to take the 12 o’clock train back to Shichi, but I couldn’t. I eventually went back for work, but returned here after work. I see tens of thousands of people here and I thought that they don’t need me, but then I thought, if others thought like me, there would definitely not be so many people here, so I am definitely needed!
07:06 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) Teacher Lin from Shichi Primary School: People said that we should leave the stage to the youth. As a teacher, I would like to thank all of you today. We adults and teachers would like to thank you, the youth of our country, for doing this.
07:05 (Jinan Rd.) Attorney Lai Zhong-chiang is speaking.
07:04 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] We received a cup today that says, "Against the CSA? free drink for you." Previously we saw cups that said "Against the CSA and support the students, NT$0 for your drink." Many people cannot come but are silently supporting us from where they are.
07:03 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] Terrorists? No, we don’t have terrorists in here, everyone is cute. Today is Friday, there will be more people :). Outside is getting cold, please be careful and keep yourself warm.
07:01 Conference Hall) [announcer] The Internet access inside the hall has improved, and we can now show the webcast from outside the building.
07:01 (Jinan Rd.) Student: If you see a business owner cursing out the students, he must be a beneficiary of the CSA. The RMB has already fallen, and the government wants to use the CSA to bolster that weakness.
07:00 (Lin Shen S. Road, Lane 8) There was a middle-aged woman using a megaphone to provoke the crowd for disturbing the shifting of police. It became peaceful again after she was persuaded to leave.
07:00 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Please do not react on some provoking languages. We hope there will not be conflicts and riots today. We shouldn’t have riots of course, but the police will tell about conflicts.
06:59 (Ching-Tao East) Taipei University Social service student Chen: Everyone has a dream, it might be about you, might be about others, but here today we are here hoping for a better Taiwan. Not just hoping there are less politic struggle, if we don’t do something than there is nothing left for us. This is what I want to said to the media, governors...*murmurs* Their eyes are covered with dust and they don’t know right now.
06:58 (Conference Hall) [announcer] There was an announcement yesterday saying that all the government meetings next week are canceled, other meetings in the parliament might not take place either. We will announce when advanced news arrive.
06:57 (Jinan Rd.) [Mr. Yang, who had been in the Parliament for two days] Right now we have put obstructions to at the 8 gates. We have been prepared for attacks (from the police). Every time we hear that there are 20 thousands of people outside we feel very protected.
06:56(Conference Hall) [Announcer] (disconnected) Please treasure what is given to you, if you have anything that you need, you are most welcomed to approach us at the inquiry counter, thank you.
06:54 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] Here at Jinan Rd. we stand here because groups of students have taken turns staying here. Please gather more people and hold on!
06:53 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Today there will be a meeting of the Office of the president, the Parliament and of the Executive Yuan. Last night there have been some suspicious action outside, but nothing have happened so far.
06:50 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Hi everyone! Now there are some people doing things which are just consuming ourselves. Please don’t react on that.
06:50 (Jinan Rd.) Student from Taiwan College of Arts made ten sunflowers in support. We have many other issues that need your attention.
06:50 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) participant: some have asked why we don’t just buy our bus tickets, but I believe we should make this known as widely as possible. Some people think we’re poking our noses in someone else’s business.
06:49 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) participant: I saw this two days ago and decided to come up, we were originally going to charter a bus, we had enough people to do that last night, but we don’t have enough people this morning.
06:48 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) participant: We must defend our country at this juncture, we must not meekly go without resistance.
06:47 (Jinan Rd.) Reading newspapers: United Daily News: "The 4th day of occupation in parliament. Ma, Jian, and Wang will meet today for solutions." Chinatimes: "(reading too fast to follow)"
06:41 (Conference Hall) [announcer] (disconnected)) ...need to discuss. So we do a cleaning here at about 10 am. After all this is our Parliament ... (disconnected). Whatever pros and cons there are, our legislators may not do it, so we are sitting here. Thirdly, we’ll discuss in detail what a free trade agreement is. This is really a new moment of the history. Usually it should be the Legislators who sit here and discuss. But now it’s us sitting here and discussing. We also have our fact sheet, you’re more than welcome to come get one. We also have newspaper from Liberty Times, Apple Daily, ...(disconnected). You can discuss with people around you, or wait for our discussion at 11. We’re also carefully watching how the government will answer to us. The government will hold a meeting at 11:30. They will discuss ...(disconnected). So we’ll wait for their response after that. Ahhh and we’re also waiting for our breakfast.
06:39 (Conference Hall) [Announcer]: We need plenty of cooked food and rations, please actively supply them to the resource team.
06:38 (Jinan Rd.) Reading newspapers: Apple: "This morning: last announcement from the students. Emergency meeting for the president" "Sunflower lights up students social activism" Liberty Times: "Students:’Reject the service and trade agreement. Ma and Wang must reply before 12 today’" "Opposition party and industry will surround the parliament today".
06:37(Conference Hall) [Announcer] The first batch of breakfast has been given out, please be patient for the second batch.(Smiles)
06:32(Conference Hall) [Announcer] Anyone named 鄭雅茹 is in the hall? Your parents are looking for you, please contact them immediately once you read this message. Breakfast is now ready, please give priorities to those who needed it more. To those who are awake, please help cleaning up in order to reduce the crews’ workload, thank you for your cooperation.
06:31 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] There is no assault at dawn, however traffic officers at the external area have been replaced by the security police.
06:25 (Jinan Rd.) Profesor: We don’t need a representative in politics anymore, we can show our will through the Internet. We need only come out when our country is sick. Is our judiciary fair? Look at the (corporal) Hung Jong-chiu case.
06:13 Student surnamed Lu: We cannot give up here. If we give up here, the KMT will believe we’ve given up, people will believe we’ve given up, that don’t need additional help here. People are tired but dawn is coming and it will get warm soon. Our struggle here has meaning.
06:13 (Jinan Rd.) announcer is leading the group in morning exercises.
06:12 (Jinan Rd.) Paper sheet: I am an alumni from Tzu Chi University. I am studying in the field of third catagory (biology, medicine...). I am happy to take this civics lesson with everyone. Everyone here is a teacher, speaking out for those who are at home. The government owes us an apology. Thank you.
06:12 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) Student surnamed Lu from Nat’l Tsing Hua U. Dept Humanities: Our senior Chen Wei-ting is inside, and it’s raining now. Even the heavens are crying. We are here to fight for democracy. Many senior citizens are asking us why we chose violence, why can’t we talk this out? Well, if someone is running away with your bowl of noodles what would you do? Would you call the police or run after the thief? Of course you would run, you wouldn’t call the police because it would be too late. This is why we’re here, sharing with all of you what President Ma is thinking, why has there been no response after all this time, and why he wants the CSSTA to pass. The government wants more of us to show up, so that we can be chips in the card game with China.
06:10 (Jinan Rd.) student surnamed Lee: No one can fight for so long without rest. We are only students, and we only want our government to provide us with the assurances we need.
06:09 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] Quite a few of us contributed their phone chargers to help those inside. Volunteers will be collecting those chargers and calling out names, please pick up your charger when your name is called. If you are leaving but you haven’t gotten your charger back, don’t worry, we’ll keep it safe for you.
06:08 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] Please call on your friends to act and participate. People get tired and we need support from our friends in the central and southern parts of Taiwan.
06:07 (Conference Hall) [announcer] Some people have lost their cell phones or tablet PCs, so please take care of your personal belongings. This hasn’t happened over the past few days so we don’t quite know how to deal with this situation. Please beware of your personal belongings, especially cell phones and wallets. Also help the people around you take care of their things, and if you see someone sleeping, watch their things for them. Please also be on the lookout for the lost tablets and phones, thank you!
06:07 (Jinan Rd.) Taiwan Univ. of Arts student Lee: many have been asking what we are protesting against. We want the government to put on a condom, we don’t want to get screwed like this.
06:07 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] The atmosphere for inside and outside are quite different. People outside are important - the more people outside, the safer the people inside are.
06:05 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] There are many things that made us touched. There are all different kind of resources inside, sanitary napkins, contact lenses of all strengths. This shows the power of citizens. That’s how when our will gather together, we can change our society.
06:05 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] It’s now 6:05, the 94th hours for us. Thanks to everybody!
06:05 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] I only see my sister in Kaohsiung three or four times a year, because she is working hard at a job that only pays NT$22k/month. If we sign the CSSTA today we might all be working 22k jobs. Is this the optimistic future you want? Is this the CSSTA you want?
06:03 (Jinan Rd.) Taipei University Grad School of Law student surnamed Lee: Why is this protest filled with young people? This is because we are angry and capable, and I hope that in the future we do not forget why we came out today.
06:03 Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Participant: the government has the same consistent attitude: to make money. I hope we will continue to care about these issues in the future.
06:02 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [speech] We see so many people standing out. We are very touched. We also want to say there are many citizen movement, like about Dapu incident, and about against the fourth nuclear power plant. In these cases, the government all only want money. We hope and need everybody to keep their concerns on these issues.
06:00 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Marine Dept. student surnamed Chang: We should not view fairness between states as the fairness that everyone should strive for. We should rather see the inequities in our society, and see how to address them, to improve everyone’s lives.
06:00 (Conference Hall) 4-6am shift signing off. Good work everyone.
05:57 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: By 93 hours, we count from the hour after the deal was prounced passed by the committee.
05:57 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Marine Dept. student surnamed Chang: "Fair" is actually a complex issue. How do we determine fairness? What’s the difference between fairness for a Taiwanese worker and a Chinese worker? How do we prove fairness?
05:56 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Marine Dept. student surnamed Chang: What is fair and equitable? Many people talk about Taiwan’s economy and its growth, but that growth does not mean that people are living better. If something is better for the Taiwanese economy, does that mean it’s better for the Taiwanese people?
05:54 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Marine Dept. student surnamed Chang: ... and some may say that politics and economics are separate. I think they are mainly inseparable. In many industries Chinese capital is allowed to invest in Taiwan directly. What does this mean? It means if relationships change they can withdraw capital and Taiwanese people will be out of jobs. 40% of Taiwanese economy is service-related, this will render us powerless to resist changes they want to impose.
05:53 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] Welcome everybody to come to the stage and speak to us! If you are shy, you can write what you want to say on a note, and we can speak loud for you.
05:52 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Marine Dept. student surnamed Chang: Before I came here today I told my father, and he said he understands, and supports my decision, but that I should know why I’m coming here. So a spent a few hours examining the STA. And when I started to think about it, the document made me afraid. The document specified industries Taiwan is opening to China and China is opening to Taiwan, but areas where Taiwan is opening up to China has no limitations imposed, while in areas where China is opening up to Taiwan there are clear restrictions and definitions. This is very unfair, and I am very worried. We may say that politics is indivisible from economics....
05:50 (Conference Hall) We are heading into the 93rd hour. HOT FOOD is still in short supply. In addition, we are looking for more portable toilets.
05:49 (Conference Hall) Please help on the resource in need, as indicated in Facebook page 黑色島國青年陣線 (Chinese).
05:48 (Conference Hall) [voiceover] If you can provide rain gears, please bring them to the resource team.
05:47 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [speech] There are people on the internet saying we are paid to come here, 1300 NTD per person! Can we be bought in such way? We all decide to come here ourselves. We don’t know each other, but we believe we can accomplish what we want. Thank you!
05:43 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] Please keep the passage clean and do not stand there.
05:42 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Ji-nan Rd. Station is still in short of dry foods. It’s been a long night. Thank you everyone for your hard work.
05:37 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Students inside the building has risen alert in defense.
05:36 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: the telephone number of the leader of the resource team is 0975553193 (Rmk: we don’t know if they speak English or not). Whoever want to bring resource there can contact them.
05:34 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: we are not sure if the police is planning an attack.
05:33 (Conference Hall) Voiceover AND Broadcast: Police Force outside the building has transfer the duty from TRAFFIC POLICE onto SPECIAL FIFTH HEADQUATERS.
05:31 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: We are still in need of hot food and rations. Also people are trying to find portable toilets. Please help bring the resource there (Rmk: Jinan Rd. site). Also you might want to check the list of what we need at Island Country Youth Facebook page 黑色島國青年陣線.
05:27 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Ji-nan Rd. Station is in short supply of HOT FOOD. Please send over some HOT FOOD.
05:23 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: HOT FOOD is still in SHORT SUPPLY at Ji-nan Rd. Station.
05:21 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: There has been an intel suggesting that the authority plans to break in on 0545 hours. We have NOT yet been able to confirm that information.
05:08 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] If we can just sleep in the bed, none of us will be here. Let’s not remember: we sit here because inside the Parliament we have hundred of friends who need our support. We’ll just sit here if the police take no action. But if they do, we have to be the shield for those who are inside.
05:07 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] We thank students from Nat’l Sun Yat-Sen Univ.. They’ve came here from such a far place (a.k.a Kaohsiung). Now it’s raining harder and harder. Please make sure you are equipped with rain gear, and keep yourself warm. Please take a rest. Maintain our alert but don’t be too nervous.
04:56 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: The outdoor temperature is quite low right now. Please stay warm. Ji-nan Rd. Station is serving JINGER TEA. Entry to Conference Hall is currently not allowed.
04:56 (Jinan Rd.) [continues] The police can have their shift change, but we have to sacrifice daily life. Now we ask for the political figures to show up. After all, the salary they receive come from us. We need more famous people in the society to join us, so our movement can be more influential.
04:55 (Conference Hall) [Announcer] We need hot food and prepared food here in the conference hall. Will someone get some here? Many Thanks!
04:54 (Ching - Tao E. Rd.) [Announcer] We are now giving our raincoats, please beware and don’t catch a cold everyone. Please put on your raincoat quickly, our protest must go on a long way. Everyone please take a raincoat and take care of yourself.
04:51 (Jinan Rd.) [A person who just came out from the Parliament] I am a person who climbed in in the second day. I am not a student. Originally we want to put the CSSTA back into discussion. Eventually it turns out we want to draw the attention of people in Taiwan to the problem of our Parliment and political system.
04:51 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Items currently in short supplies include CABBAGES, EGGS, COOKED RICE, and huge amount of HAND-HELD HOT FOOD, AND BISCUITS.
04:50 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Ji-nan Rd. Station needs supplies of EGGS and CABBAGES. The station is serving JINGER TEA.
04:47 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] It’s already over 4:30 am. I hope everybody can still hold on here. There are more than 100 packs of soy milks. Everybody can go get one. Thank you for all friends around to provide us the resource. Thank you.
04:47 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Ginger Tea Service is on Ji-nan Rd. Station. Go serve yourself.
04:45 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: We went through another reboot to tackle the connection issue. Please refresh your browser.
04:35 (Jinan Rd.) [students from Chung-Cheng Univ.] I am working as a reporter, though I’ve never spoke in front of so many people. Most mainstream media will try to report negatively on us. But we know we are working hard to protect the democracy, but not some mobs. As I’ve also worked in a main stream media. I’ve try my best and written articles reporting injustice of the society. But they just tell me I am too young. I think we need to report what the mainstream media doesn’t want to report. I hope I’ll always stand with citizens. Please, I ask you to support independent medias.
04:32 (Lin-Sen S. Rd Lane 8) [Live stream broadcaster Mr. TS] Now I am going to Chin-Tao E. Rd. to film the current situation. Most of the people in Lane 8 are resting now, I be back in a minute.
04:32 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: The situation on Lin-sen S. Rd. has been resolved. Please visit Island Country Youth Facebook page to see the list of items in need.
04:28 (Jinan Rd.) [students from Chung-Cheng Univ.] We are now feeling really bad about the mainstream media. Even though the media has been pretty bad, there are still people working there who want to make a change. Many people work in the media want to report on CSSTA, but they are asked to work on other topics. It’s really sad. So we need media that are independent and belongs to the citizen. We want to recommend Civilmedia and the website coollound.
04:27 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: Apple Broadcast feed has been rebooted. Please press F5. (note: it’s another video feed, not the phone maker).
04:23 (Conference Hall) Voiceover: The situation on Lin-sen S. Rd. has been resolved. [and then there’s girly chit-chat... sounds cute lah).
04:20 (Jinan Rd.) [students from Chung-Cheng Univ.] In our univ., we are now having lectures and seminars on issues regarding the CSSTA.
04:20 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] We still need everybody. Also please help our volunteer to clean the site. And please keep the passage free, thank you.
04:18 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] In this hour, let us talk about why we’re here. What can we make a change on?
04:16 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] Our activity and our facility are supported by so many different citizen groups. They collect resource and contribute to us.
04:14 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Chairman Chang] We only want the government to do something right. We want Wang Jing-Ping to let go of this. And let’s see, the manager of those huge companies only care about money for themselves and their families. But do they care about the future of Taiwan? It’s because of us why their company make money. Now we gather here, with more and more people, and we have to let them know that people all over the world are looking at the event. This is history, and a peaceful event. We have to hold on.
04:14 (8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd.) [Apple Daily] Security teams are still alert around the passage.
04:13 (Jinan Rd.) [Chinese-speaking people from Philippine] Taiwan is a very beautiful place. It’s a star among Chinese-speaking regions. We don’t want bad things to happen to it.
04:12 (8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd.) [Apple Daily] The discussion is finished. The conclusion is that people not going to block the passageway.
04:11 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Chairman Chang] Now people from all the Taiwan have gathered, and even from Japan. I am very touched. You’re the hope of Taiwan’s future.
04:11 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [announcer] Please keep going on. Right now we have volunteers cleaning trashes - please also help them. Also please maintain the passage free. Thank you.
04:08 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) Chairman Chang: I left Taiwan a long time ago. From the outside, Taiwan is truly a "treasure island". We are self-sufficient and managed to put ourselves at the height of economic prosperity, despite being a small island. But today, even as the head of a small business, I consider myself a student - learning never ends. Our government lacks the ability for introspection, and the procedure around the CSSTA is clearly not transparent, in a black box.
04:06 (Conference Hall) (4am shift reporting for duty, nothing much is going on.) Voiceover: This is the 92th hour since we took over the Parliament. We ran into connection issue ealier and reset the connection shortly.
04:05 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [announcer] Hello everybody, I’ll be the new announcer. Right now we see more and more people joining us. Please avoid pushing each other, and find places to sit down as soon as possible, otherwise it might bring troubles to our team members. Thanks!
04:03 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [student from Chung-Hua Univ.] We want to thank our president (of the university)
04:03 (Jinan Rd.) [Female poet] We women are afraid of sexual harassment and assault as we are afraid of the CSSTA and what Chang Ching-Chung did. My boss told me "stop writing - just go to the congress and stand with the students.
04:02 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We heard fireworks earlier, would the security team please take a look? The earlier unrest at Linsen E. Rd. Sec 8 has been confirmed as harassment by KMT affiliates. We reiterate: if you see suspicious people or a situation please let the security group know, and we will send someone to confirm.
04:00 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [student from Kaohsiung Univ.] Our professor led us to here with two buses. And we students come here with another two. When we stand together at the congress, we have no sleep for the whole night. It was raining, and we were very tired. On the bus we kept thinking: although the situation is not as bad as the white terror (Rmk: about 1949~1987 in Taiwan), but we are still very worried. Also the voice of ambulances have been always around. It’s really scary.
03:59 (Jinan Rd.) announcer: Do not let yourself be baited, avoid confrontations.
03:59 (Jinan Rd.) Salary worker: I’ve been coming here every evening since Tuesday night. If our president is so humble and well-mannered, why would our students become so unruly? Isn’t there a problem here? I’m going to encourage people to come here, and I urge everyone to do the same.
03:58 (Lin-Sen S. Rd Lane 8) announcer: There is a report of fireworks going off on the western side of the Congress building, there may be problems there.
03:56 (Ching Tao E. Rd.) [Prof. from Kaohsiung Univ.] Who many laborer are still having minimum wage? If they are here today, they are the white collar class.
03:55 (Lin-Sen S. Rd Lane 8) Everything here is fine. It has been peaceful and has been no confrontation.
03:54 (Jinan Rd.) [student from Taiwan Normal Univ.] For a long time I’ve been indifferent about street citizen movement. But in these two days I read a lot about CSSTA and then i decide to come here. My parents say "everybody should do whatever their duties are." So, are the congressmen fulfilling their duties?
03:53 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Prof. from Kaohsiung University: Today none of us here want to come out again 24 years later or some other day. We are here today for our country, we do not want our youths to have no jobs or continue to earn the meager NT$22k/month.
03:52 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] The power of citizens really make a difference. Not all current laws are appropriate, just like the Assembly and Parade Act just interpreted.
03:50 (Jinan Rd.) [Mr. Kao, student from Chinese Culture Univ.] Police Officers have their own things to protect. They have received policeman education, brainwashed. But they also have their right to disobey the orders they are given.
03:49 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Prof. from Kaohsiung University: I attended the Wild Lily Student Movement, 24 years ago. I don’t understand why 24 years later I have to come back out. 24 years ago as a student I could not stand by and watch. Now I’m no longer a student but I still could not stand by and watch. 24 years ago our government listened to us peacefully, with no police suppression, it was a peaceful protest. 24 years later we are supposed to be fully democratic and open, and yet the police is on us. What has the government been doing the last 24 years?
03:47 (Jinan Rd.) [student from Chinese Culture Univ.] This is the third time I come here from my home. I come here, because I am an independent citizen. We have the ability to decide what will happen to our country. We should tell the legislators (congressmen) that they did something wrong.
03:46 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Prof. from Kaohsiung University: I took a 4-hour bus ride to come up here. It’s cold and no one wants to be here, but we are all here, are we here for ourselves? We are here for this country, this land. I have brought more than 60 students from Kaohsiung University and and students from Kaoshiung Medical School and Chungshan University. We fear no cold and no distance, and we just want to do the right thing.
03:45 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [announcer] Professor and students from Kaohsiung University are here to support us, and the professor would like to say a few words.
03:44 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [student from ChengYuan senior high] The Agreement is ambiguous. One (Chinese personnel) only needs a certification to come to Taiwan? Or they can just call come? The government should be more careful about this. They should be more responsible to the society, and deal with the issue better.
03:44 (Jinan Rd.) [student from Ming-Chuan Univ.] We are supposed to have classes in the daytime and (part-time) jobs in the evening. However, the director of my department and my boss support me to come here. My director said: "There are now people lockpicked our door, eat what we put in our frig., and tell us "you can have nothing." We can never accept this.
03:44(Ching-Tao g0v) [Announcer] We now have a professor from Nat’l Kaohsiung Univ. brought his (her?) students here. Everyone please give them some applause.(applause)
03:42(Ching-Tao g0v) [Cheng Yuan Students]: I believe the only way for STA to pass is to do a clause-to-clause review. This trade agreement will sacrifice certain industries, the government should review this carefully.
03:41 (Ching-Tao East Rd.) [Announcer]: We’ve received the latest information that there are individuals who are mixing with the crowds to encourage conflicts with the police. Please remember, if the police won’t move, nor would we. If you spotted someone trying to cause trouble, please contact the us or the police immediately.
03:40(Ching-Tao East Rd.) [Participant] What if our children ask us about the Service and Trade Agreement? What will be your response? Have we really did our best? We did it for Taiwan! For a much better future.
03:32 (Jinan Rd.) Native Taiwanese singer from the provincial Highway No.9 has come from Hualien to show his support: We are Taiwanese, not Chinese. I am a native Taiwanese, not an ethic minority from China.
03:31 (Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Please search Youtube for the situation outside the Congressional building.
03:30 (Jinan Rd.) We have just received the result of Constitutional Interpretation of Justice of the Constitutional Court. Assembly and Parade Act is unconstitutional.
03:29 (Meeting Hall) [voiceover] Friends from internet tell us ...(missing) our members there have called the police ...(missing). To our friends at the Linsen S. Rd.: please calm down, don’t answer to their taunting.
03:26 (Meeting Hall) [voiceover] To friends outside Congress: please calm down, don’t be encouraged by them.
03:24 (Jinan) [students from Nat’l Taiwan Ocean Univ. speaking] We don’t want the STA. We don’t want Taiwan to be the next Tibet or Xinjiang.
03:23 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] (interrupted)... we have reported to the police. Everyone Please stay where you are...(interrupted) we are trying to deal with the situation...
03:22 (Alley 8, Linseng S. Rd.) Currently at Linseng S. Rd., around 10 individuals have come in an attempt to inflame the gathered protesters.
03:19 (Jinan Rd.) (connection resumed) [Student from Chung-Cheng Univ. speaking] There has been people in the congress, harming its true owner (i.e. all citizens). So we should re-occupy the congress, and turn in into the right order.
03:18 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We are currently figuring out the situation (details missing) is from the KMT Youth League. We have team members dealing with this.
03:14 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [announcer] We are now making banners to write our opinions against the STA. We are asking you to provide the relevant tools. Thank you.
03:14 (8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd.) Please do not call the live stream broadcaster Mr. TS by the 0987 number, it will interrupt the live stream.If you need to contact him, please call the 0977 number.
03:09 (8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd.) Current situation: People are discussing the police shift change issue. There are people who don’t want to let the police change shifts, while the security team believes the police needs to change shifts.
03:05 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We have seen your messages, thank you all for your concerns.
03:04 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [announcer] We ask students on site not to climb into the Meeting Hall through the windows. This will only increase the tension between us and the police. So please relax and keep calm.
03:01 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [speech] Hello everybody, I am Paul from the US. I love Taiwan, so I give up a salary of 3.5 million NTD (Rmk: about 120 thousands USD) an year and come to Taiwan. I believe in Taiwan and I believe in hope of Taiwan. Do you know what my mom told me the day before I came back? She said I must be crazy! I come back, and donate as much as possible. Because I believe every person can make it different. I now find the decision I made 4 years ago were right. Because not only that I love Taiwan, but also all of you do, don’t we? I love you, Taiwan!
03:00 (Jinan Rd.) [announcer] We welcome independent musicians supporting us with sound equipment to the stage. [Dan] Hello all, I have my own band, but that’s not related to today’s event so I won’t say more about it. First, lets thank the volunteer sound engineers here, they’re from The Wall and Legacy. Let us give them a round of applause! (applause) (signal interrupted)
02:55 (Jinan Rd.) [Students from Taiwan Sports Univ. giving a speech] I come and join everybody today, because I don’t want to wake up tomorrow and find that something happens to Taiwan. I am proud of myself for standing here, and I believe the same for you. Also I want to thank the police officers: you have been working hard. For all friends here: the longer we insist, the more powerful we are. Let’s cheer up!
02:54 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [announcer] The security team please go to Sun Yat-Sen S. Rd. to help the newcoming students to sit here. Thank you.
02:53 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Attention please! we have three news from our sources. It’s likely that during 3 to 5 am there will be an attack. So please refrain from coming in and out. Please continue to rest if you are resting. Also, for the security team, please always keep half of you awake and half of you resting. Thanks!
02:52 (Ching-Tao - g0v) Good news to us! People in the two buses from Sun Yat-Sen Univ, in Kaohsiung have arrived and joined us.
02:50 (Jinan Rd.) People are sharing their experience about the five assaults of the police in the first night.
02:48 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [Freddy] Amnesty International has asked Taiwanese authorities to show restraint when deploying the police. This message has been broadcasted in English, French and other languages.
02:48 (Jinan Rd.) [Students from Jiufen] Here is one thing I want to do: I want to thank all of you! Thank you for not giving up, so that we can turn this island in danger into a beautiful land. We’ll do it!
02:45 (Jinan Rd.) [Host] Now we still have a lot of trash around here. Please help to maintain the cleanliness. On the other hand, we are looking for volunteer to join us from 3 am to 6 am to maintain the cleanness of the site together. Of course, it’ll just be even better if you can stay after 6 am.
02:40 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [Freddy] We don’t want this kind of unfair competition.
02:39 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [Freddy] So we’re not afraid of the competition. But we don’t want a competition that is about who is getting along better with the communist party in China, who is getting along better with Lien Shen-wen.
02:38 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [Freddy] What we are afraid of is the rich getting even richer. Trade agreements around the world are all like that, those in bed with international conglomerates get richer first.
02:36 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [Freddy] We have been here for three days. How can we be afraid of competitions? We cannot.
02:35 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [Freddy] I want to tell you something. At the moment on the internet there are people saying we are against the Agreement (STA) because we don’t want to compete.
02:34 (Ching-Tao - g0v) (Freddy and Doris coming to the site)
02:34 (Ching-Tao - g0v) [an elementary school teacher] We should think this way: Everyone of us is very important in the movement here.
02:32 (Jinan Rd.) (Musical performance encouraging people on the site)
02:30 (Meeting Hall) [director] Again we are experiencing some network instability. *disconnect*
02:27 (Ching-Tao- g0v) [director] A teacher from a cram school just tell us that it’s important for us to insist.
02:26 (Meeting Hall) Four minutes ago, people on Youth Front of Black Island Country (facebook link: 黑色島國青年陣線) Our support group is asking for transparent tape and other items for decoration. We need everybody’s help. Also please give food and portable toilets to resource team on Ching-Tao E. Rd.
02:26 (Ching-Tao Northeast hangout) [MC]: Everyone please return back to your seat slowly, thank you for your cooperation. Been in here for this long is not easy, everyone is gingerly, we aren’t heroes, everyone is just doing what they are suppose to do.
02:25 (Jinan Rd.) The space in Jinan Road has been reserved by DPP a few days ago. We will need to give them the space by 4 am.
02:23 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Again, we want to emphasize that we are in urgent need for food and portable toilets. If you can help us, please contact the resource team in front of the 7-11 at the intersection of Ching-Tao E. Rd. and Zhenjiang St. (disconnected) You can also go to our facebook page 黑色島國青年陣線.
02:21 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] It’s quite dangerous for people on the street to have camp fire to keep warm. There are breads for people on the street. Apple refers to the Apple Daily. (Broadcaster is responding to viewers questions on ustream)
02:20 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] If people want to watch the live video from Apple Daily, you may just go to their website. Also beware of trolls and baiters there.
02:19 (Chingdao E. Rd.) [broadcast] 300 supporters in 9 buses from Chung Cheng University of Chiayi have arrived, let’s welcome them to the podium. [student (abstract)] Our group includes not only students from Chung Cheng University but also Pingtung Uni. of Science and Technology, and Chiayi University. It’s a little chaotic here and we’re a bit unsettled, but we’ll do our best to stay here, because as long as we can remain here our fellows can remain inside. I know that Internet access and cell phone reception in the area are both poor, but I ask that people keep contacting their parents, family members, and friends, and tell them that we have occupied this place!
02:17 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Beside Dr. Sun Yat-Sen that is Ma Ying-Jeou ... (disconnected) At the moment at the resource station near 7-11 on Zhenjiang St. people are in urgent need to food and mobile restrooms: we need to ask for your help.
02:16 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] If people aren’t getting good pictures form our live webcast, please feel free to watch the webcast hosted by Apple News. We will continue to broadcast, thank you.
02:15 (Ching-Tao E Rd.) Stay clear of the walkway. （*Protesters have created a space between the people and the knife rest to ensure there’s space for emergency)
02:15 (Jinan Rd) There’s a pair of dad and son who will perform some songs the father wrote.
02:14 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The camera is moving toward the 7-11 store at Ching-Tao E. Rd.
02:12 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We’ll have students from FuRen Univ. to give a speech.
02:12 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We have team members going to deal with the situation at 8th Lane, LinSen S. Rd.. Please don’t worry too much. The internet connection has been not very well, but it might improves later.
02:10 ( Jinan Rd.) Right now we have been occupied the legislature Yuan( Congress) for about 53 hours. It’s 2:00Am in the morning at Jinan Rd. stage. We got some information that Head of the legislature Yuan - Jing-Ping Wang will be hosting a meeting with Ministers in the 3/21/14 at morning. We hope they can give us an answer before noon. In the mean time we will convoke the press conference at Ching-Tao E. Rd.
02:09 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [student from Nat’l Taiwan Univ.] Are we mobs!? I’ve never seen such nice mobs. Look at how we do, we have volunteers who are skilled at computers team up to build websites to deliver information.
02:08 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] You can search and find the live video on YouTube. Our Ching-Tao site is in urgent need to mobile restrooms and rain gears. As for here (Meeting Hall), we still have enough resource and sleeping bags, so no need to worry.
02:05 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. Northern Hangout) [Prof. Lee] A foreign friend of us, who is not an ROC-citizen, is even willing to join us. We hope all people here, if you’re too tired, don’t over-exhaust yourself, because this could be a long battle. We see that some pro-China medias are trying to defame us, people may find this unbelievable but I have to said: it’s okay because we don’t have time to care.
02:04 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Ching-Tao site are still in need of and asking for mobile restrooms and rain gears
02:00 (Meeting Hall) [broadcaster]: 9090! Right now is 2:00AM in the morning, we have occupied the Legislative Yuan ( Congress) for 90 hours!!
02:00 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. Northern Hangout) [Professor Lee]: I am here to tell us a really exciting news, I thought it only Taipei the Tan-Long country, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung are protesting but now we know in different part of the world people are doing the same protests, siting quietly to support us. For what I know in UK from 2:00pm to 11:00 pm, aboard Taiwanese Students are there with us. We shall continues uphold the protest also give the our applause to the Taiwanese Students in London, UK.
01:59 (Ching-Tao site northeast) [speech] Hello, I am only a high school student. We see that Wang Jyn-Pyng said that we are causing damage to the items in the congress. Does that make sense? Also, my teachers asked me what we are doing here. We are here to protect our democracy, not here to have fun or something! We’re here to defend the democracy, isn’t it? Thank you!
01:58 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Prof. Lee] We are showing to the Europeans: we are working on the democracy of Taiwan.
01:58 (Ching-Tao site northeast) [director] Just like what Mr. Huang said, we are thankful for the police officers here, just like we’re not against Chinese people. We appreciate the effort of the police officers, thanks.
01:56 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Prof. Lee] If even a non-Taiwanese is joining the sit-in, this can just mean our government is being too bad.
01:54 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Friends from the internet tell us that it’s raining hard outside. Please make sure you are prepare and keep yourself dry. Thank you so much, you guys are working hard.
01:52 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [Prof. Lee Ming-Shiung from Nat’l Taiwan Univ.] Sharing a news. Not only in Taipei, but also in Taichung and Tainan there are sit-ins. The same in other countries - as far as I know, in London there are student sit-in from 2 to 11 pm with us. My adviser, who is now a UK citizen, is also going to join the sit-in.
01:51 (Ching-Tao site northeast) [students from ChangＧung Univ] So my fathers told my mother that if he really want to go (to the protest) then you should let go. Today we are here, near the Legislative Yuan, to protect the democracy!
01:51 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) High school students from Taoyuan sharing their ideas.
01:49 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] For your information, we have refreshed the USstrem, Please invite rest of the friends to reconnect back, Please invite other friends to reconnect back. Thank you.
01:45 (Ching-Tao site northeast) [Students from TungWu Univ.] Hello, I am a freshman and I am serving here. Can people also from TungWu raise their hands? TungWu is a great place!
01:45 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. and Tianjin St.) About 15 to 20 cars have arrived.
01:42 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) At the intersection of Ching-Tao E. Rd. and Zhenjiang St., some ferment are happening, Picket Group is on the way to the scene.
01:42 (Jinan Rd.) [Suming] It’s very cold these days. Please tell your friends who are coming here to bring more clothes. I also see a lot of people giving us all kind of resources here - this is my first time particpating in a citizen movement.
01:40 (Meeting Hall) The video connection has been disconnection and reconnected back (1:42), Wu’erkaixi arrived to the Meeting Hall second time.
01:38 (Jinan Rd.) Suming delivers another song.
01:33 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We are now lack of mobile restrooms. Also the resource team is asking for help: our medical teams need blood measure meters and ear temperature gun.
01:32 (Jinan Rd.) Suming continue to deliver another song.
01:26 (Jinan Rd.) [Suming] There is a long way to go for our movement. For this moment, I think I can bring some songs to all of us (singing a song)
01:26 (Jinan Rd.) [director] Now we introduce Suming (Remark: A Taiwanese songwriter and musician)
01:24 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] The reason that the government can do some ridiculous things is exactly because we citizens are indifferent. Now you hear what people say here, and you should think and decide if you agree or believe. And if you do, we ask for your action to help us citizen groups.
01:21 (Meeting Hall) The broadcaster is taking a nap. We’ll continue to update new information.
01:10 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We need people here to watch out for strangers.(Remark: there were people who try to sneak in and damage the items in the meeting hall earlier) Also to clarify, we didn’t put anything weird on Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s photo, thanks!
01:09 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Citizens from Yunghe (in New Taipei City) sharing their ideas.
01:07 (Jinan Rd.) [speech] This morning, we present our demands. And the answer we get from Premier Jiang Yi-Huah is that "Please protect the democracy and don’t occupy the congress." But who is harming the democracy? Today, who have learned much here from many professors about pros and cons for the Service and Trade Agreement (STA). And here, I ask you, to keep thinking more about the issue, and continue to supervise what the government is doing. After all, the STA is just one of the many issues around us. Our government right now only cares about GDP, and doesn’t share with people on the information regarding their decisions. Many policies that could harm the citizens, such as the Eminent domain (compulsory purchase) in Taoyuan, are just made secretly. We believe that NGO and other citizen groups are important to Taiwan democracy - we need them to put their eyes on the decision of the government, so that the government can hear our voice. (omitted a sentence about UK)
01:02 (Jinan Rd.) [director] The NTU hospital is around, and we don’t want to produce noise to the patients. So please keep your volume down. Also, people have been saying on the internet that the police is planning an assault. Are we going to let them succeed? [Audience] No! [director] Let’s be confident. As long as we are here, our friends inside (Legislative Yuan) will be fine. Don’t be too worried.
00:51 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We’ll open the restroom once every 30 minutes. All of us are very tired, and there is no entrance here available. Also, the live video is on YouTube right now. It’s raining outside at the moment, so please remember to bring some rain gears if you want to come and help.
00:51 (Meeting Hall) [director] Attention please! Later from 1:30 am we’ll have to restrict the use of restroom - please use it now if needed. Later we might open it once every 30 minutes.
00:49 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Hsu Se-jie of Academia Sinica is giving a talk titled "There is an elephant in the room."
00:47 (Jinan Rd.) [director] New supporters have joined us, let us welcome the students from National Chung Cheng University! (slogans shouted) We now have more than 10,000 people at Jinan Rd. and Chingdao E. Rd. is also very crowded, with 25,000 people in attendance! Friends at Jinan Rd. please note that as we have many friends coming up from the south, and to conserve energy, activities on the Jinan Rd. stage will end at 3am. People who would like to continue to listen to talks and entertainment should go to the Chingdao E. Rd. stage so that people can rest at the Jinan Rd. location.
00:46 (Meeting Hall) If people want to send materials to us please contact the logistics team.
00:44 (Meeting Hall) [director] The logistics group at the 7-11 on the intersection of Chingdao E. Rd. and Zhejiang St. still need a mobile IP router, please send one to that team if you have one.
00:44 (Meeting Hall) [most people in front of the podium have laid down to rest, a few are still walking around]
00:40 (Jinan Rd) [Singer Finn] This is a long battle. Please preserve your energy, so that we can fight till the last minute. Last song is "One Shooting Start"
00:39 (Meeting Hall) The propane bottle issue we mentioned earlier has been resolved. Everyone please stop worrying and we can start our resting period.
00:36 (Meeting Hall) [Director] Be quiet, guys. We just found out that there’s a box of propane shipped in here from the second floor. Of course we didn’t ask this to be delivered. Please pay attention as there might be dangerous items being shipped here. Please take care of your safety. From now on, the security team on the second floor will start checking items that have been delivered here. And we ask everyone to check closely to everything being delivered inside. Be cautious so that we can say that we are not bringing any dangerous item, and are not asking anyone to bring those. Please be cooperative to the item control. Now you can all rest. Thank you guys.
00:33 (Jinan Rd) [Finn] Next song is "Floating Island". I wrote it when i attended the "Don’t bid farewell to the East Coastline" I hope we can start reflecting about things happening around us through the song.
00:30 (Chingdao E. Rd.) We do not want anyone to get hurt, we don’t want the police to get hurt either. "We will not move if the police does not move;" "We will only move if the police moves."
00:28 (Chingdao E. Rd.) Explosions are heard. Director announces someone is playing with fireworks.
00:28 (Jinan Rd.) (Singing) "Running forward so that we can fall..." --Finn
00:25 (Ching-Dao E. Rd) The raincoats are running short. Please give them a hand.
00:21 (Jinan Rd) [director] A few friends from the Feng Chia University Music Club have come to the site, and I would like them to say a few words to us. [Feng Chia student] (extract) The reason why we came here is simple. My friends said that it is silly to come here, but I still chose to do so. I do not want to have any regret after ten years. I have read quite many articles on CSTA, and I would like to say, " I am against black box operation, I am also against CSTA!" "Keep up the good work everyone!"
00:20 (Jinan Rd) So far, we have occupied the Legislative Yuan for over 41 hours. We are grateful for the lawyer team here. So if get dispersed by the police later, we have lawyers to help.
00:13 (Meeting Hall) speaker: I am Jeng-jeng (lit. "really"), as in "really really interesting" (laughs) I am a volunteer with the Earth Citizen group, and I came up from Kaohsiung yesterday early in the morning. People inside are tired, and people outside only more so. (leads in singing "Goodnight").
00:12 (Jinan Rd) The perfomance’s still going on. (artist: Miss Silksock, singing Galaxy Express)
00:05 (Meeting Hall) [director] Taipei City Fire Department leader Huang told us they could not supply ambulances or stretchers, despite our repeated entreaties to him regarding the situation here. He refused to respond to hypotheticals, and said that since this movement was started by us we must be responsible for the consequences. It is cold outside and protesters outside are under threat of hypothermia and other health emergencies. We decry the Fire Department’s attitude and hold them responsible for possible health emergencies among attendees.
March 20, 2014
23:59 (Meeting Hall) [director] We are keeping around 4-500 people inside. If anyone has questions on needed materials or the itinerary tomorrow, please link to the FB fan pages 黑色島國陣線 and 反黑箱服貿協議 for information.
23:55 (Meeting Hall) [director] We received news from the outside that about 40 biker gang members are passing around Chungshan S. Rd., please be careful. Right now we need about 20 folding chairs, compatible walkie-talkies, one mobile IP router, and some art supplies. We have more than 100 boxes of water and more than enough food, please don’t send any more food and water right now, thank you!
23:52 (Jinan Rd.) "Miss Silk Stocking" performs on stage: we will not leave despite the rain, we must let them see Taiwanese perseverance.
23:48 (Jinan Rd.) Student from Dept. of Taiwanese Lit. of Providence University sends encouraging words from author Lua Ho: "The courageous shall fight for justice."
23:45 (Meeting Hall) [director] If power is cut inside the building the streaming will also be interrupted. If anyone could provide an IP router please sent it to the logistics team on Chingdao E. Rd., thank you! As for mobile phone chargers, we don’t need them right now, we have a lot, thank you.
23:44 (Jinan Rd.) [director] The public toilets are out of water, please stop using them. Please go to the NTU Hospital, MRT NTU Hospital Station, or MRT Shandao Temple Station if you need a bathroom. Activities on Jinan Rd. will continue till 3, and activities will also continue on Chingdao E. Rd. Between midnight and 3 we need 20 volunteers to distribute supplies and do some cleanup. If you are willing please report to the white service desk.
23:37 (Meeting Hall) [director] We’re not doing anything to the painting of Dr. Sun (country’s founding father). We only put the total number of occupying hours on there. If you have paint or other art supplies please send them to the logistics team, thank you. Someone asked earlier if we still needed flashlights, we don’t need them right now, thanks again!
23:31 (Legislation Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: It’s now 23:31. We have been occupying the Legislation Yuan for 87 hours. Currently there are more than 5,000 people on Nanrong Plaza.
23:28 (Jinan Rd.) [director] We have a donation box. Please donate NT$10, NT$100, whatever you can; "Baby Bear" band is performing right now.
23:27 (Ching-Dao E. Rd.) Prof. Hsu Wei-Jhe （許維哲教授）: I believe the CSTA has to cater the opposing emotion between the countries. I don’t think anyone would like to see Taiwan becoming a part of PRC as the consequence of passing the CSTA. Therefore, it is a part to be considered carefully when signing the CSTA. Apart from that, I’d like to share a thought from a singer from Hong Kong - I like Taiwan because of its special social bonds. It’s also the same reason why I treasure Taiwan as a whole. I’ve prepared a song for you guys.
23:24: (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Chou Wan-Yao (周婉窈教授) of National Taiwan University （國立臺灣大學）: ... This is similar to the black box operation when passing the CSTA for vote - Announcing without noticing in advance and forcing everybody to accept. The government wouldn’t face the crowd even the people are questioning her rationally.
2320: (Ching-Dao E. Rd.) Prof. Hsu Wei-Jhe （許維哲教授）: Who is benefited from the current social structure and system? This question is also applicable to the CSTA - who will be benefited from the treaty? This is the question we need to think about... There are more than 3 million blue collar workers, 2 million white collar workers and 2 million skilled workers in this country, but only 1.2% of the working class populations is managers. These 1.2% of people are in the vested-interest class.
23:20 (Legislation Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Material group still needs 20 seats and a walkie-talkie transmission system. Please help spread the news.
23:15 (Ching-Dao E. Rd.) Prof. Hsu Wei-Jhe （許維哲教授）: This is a shallow interpretation of the CSTA. CSTA is not just a economic matter... Let me break this down - Economic will always be related to politics, and this can be seen in the treaty. Many scholars pointed out that the strategy taken by the PRC is ’Economy first, and then Politics’. I believe President Ma also acknowledges the strong political force behind CSTA. I don’t understand if we can/can’t treat the treaty as a plain economic issue... (Interference kicked in)
23:06 (Jinan Rd.) Director: There’re over 20000 people protesting at Ching-Dao E. Rd. now.
23:00 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: The meeting hall is now entry-only. Re-arrangement of manpower inside the hall is now under way. Please enter via. Entrance No.8. Assistance is available there.
22:58 (Ching-Dao E. Rd.) Mr. Lai: I joined the Kuomintang （國民黨）about 6 months ago. However, I can’t see the future I would like to see there. Soon after, I quitted the job with 4 of my classmates. Because I realized that to have a better future... The representatives of the citizens all have the mind of their own. There’re a lot of students and working class members standing out today here, this is all because we care, because of the unfair procedure, the unfair treaty. We don’t know if these actions would ever work or not, but here, today, Taiwan should no longer be divided by parties, but arriving in a consensus... Because we believe in Taiwan, we know that we can change this society. We need to the entire society know - RETREAT THE TRADE PACT, DEFEND OUR DEMOCRACY.
22:54 (Ching-Dao E. Rd.) Director: We are now asking for donations of cameras. Coming up is a speech delivered by National Taiwan University （國立臺灣大學）Civil Engineering Student Mr. Lai.
22:54 (Jinan Rd.) Director: The water supply of the portable toilet is running low. Please conserve water.
22:46 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Attention please ladies and gentlemen, since we need to build up the crowd inside the hall, the meeting hall will become entry-only after 11. It is now 15 minutes to 11, would everyone (including the picket team) inside the building come inside the meeting hall and be seated.
22:46 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: It’s now 15 minutes to 11. If you are staying in the hall, please be seated. If you are not staying, please leave the hall soon.
22:34 (Jinan Rd.) Students from National Taiwan Normal University and National Chengchi University(師範大學、政治大學): Sit-in protest demonstrations take place in the whole country, we are not alone. Start the activity to put wish cards on hedgehog obstacles
22:32 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Medical Team: Remember to drink water, and let the breeze to cool you down a bit. Also, go outside for a walk when available.
22:32 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: We demand: 1. 10 walkie-talkie (Please ensure they are the same model or at least compatible), 2. 300 sleeping bags (Allowing supporting members from middle-south area to rest for a bit), 3. volunteers, 4. adequate amount of hot meals (both vegetable and meat dish.
22:30 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Chen-Ling Hung(洪貞玲): The freedom of press of Taiwan has been deteriorating - the international rank has dropped from last year’s 39 to 59 this year.
22:25 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) ustream live operative: Air-conditioning is available in the meeting hall. However since there’re quite a lot of people in here, the hall is a bit stuffy.
22:22 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Food supply will come every half an hour. Please retrieve your supply at the corresponding area.
22:22 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: We have ten smoking areas, please do not smoke outside these locations, we are here to participate the citizen movement, we should be civic-minded. Thank you all.
22:30 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Chen-Ling Hung(洪貞玲) from The Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University is giving a talk.
22:17 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Students from National Chung Cheng University (中正大學) will arrive soon.
22:17 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Students from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (屏東科技大學) will arrive at 24:00.
22:15 (Jinan Rd.) Lawyer: We originally decided to recruit 300 lawyers for this matter, but we didn’t make it. We’d like to give you our sincere apologies.
22:09 (Jinan Rd.) The director there is now introducing the 2nd lawyer group. Koo Li-Siong (顧立雄) has arrived.
22:09 (Jinan Rd.) Lawyer: I was in the charging crowds on the first day, and I came here in the next night, and the size of crowds had almost doubled. Today’s crowd is even bigger - 4-5 times bigger than yesterday, and this moves me deeply.
22:06 (Outside Legislative Yuan) Latest news confirmed that the government will attempt to clear the protesters away today, and they are discussing who is going to make that order.
21:56 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) The live broadcast of inside the meeting hall on ustream has now been terminated (recovered by 22:07). Please visit YouTube instead. The link to the live video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiKoRV9P6eI.
21:52 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Live broadcast disconnected.
21:52 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: The statement made by the Office of the President stated that a inter-yuan meeting will be held to sort the issue out, however this doesn’t fit our expectation - we demand a direct dialogue between the citizens and the president.
21:51 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Speaker: Ladies and gentlemen, the one who have the power has decided to sacrifice the interest of many enterprises for the interest of few. To put this in perspective - What we are seeing is violence. What the Legislative Yuan has done a few days ago is an action of disrespecting and devastating of democracy. In addition to that, Taiwanese police is now becoming a tool of institutional violence, but that’s not the case in the last few days - they have been protecting us with their best effort. Please give them a round of applause, showing our gratefulness towards their action.
21:46 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Speaker: I asked my students a few days back in a lesson, ’Why you are still sitting here!’, and now we are all here. The citizens of Taiwan has now occupied the Legislative Yuan, disallowing any meetings from happening. RETREAT THE TRADING PACT! DEFEND OUR LIBERTY! STAND TILL THE LAST! Don’t forget - This is our common promise!
21:45 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Director: People outside, let’s pay our respect to the protesters in the Legislative Yuan, shall we? Please remember this - We are now standing together upon this situation.
21:43 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Now announcing the statement from the office of the President.
21:41 (Jinan Rd.) Director: We also have supply tents on the other side, people who is standing nearby the supply tents, please pass the rain coat to the middle of the crowd, and don’t forget to re-use it, thank you.
21:37 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: [Part of the statement]: We are now attempting to find a solution to this issue in any way we can. The full statement should be available later.
21:37 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: I am now going to read out the statement from the president of Legislative Yuan, Wang Jyn-Pyng (王金平).
21:37 (Jinan Rd.) Student from Kainan University (開南大學): I’m here because I am unconvinced, I want to say I’m NOT convinced to the government!
21:33 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) We have sufficient supply of materials inside the meeting hall. If anyone needs any materials please head for the counter, and stop using your personal materials (including LINE messenger) because this will make things very, very complicated.
21:33 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy!
21:20 (Jinan Rd.) Lawyer: The lawyer group is now here ready at your service. We currently have 80 strong, and 120 standing by. We will help defending your brave acts. However we’d like to remind you, when the unfortunate eventuality has happened, which you have been taken to the police station, please tell the police that I need a lawyer. My phone number is 25231178. Please use your right of silence and remain quiet. If you are forced to speak, please tell them that you are excising your civil rights. If you are thirsty, just remember that the police has the responsibility to give you the water. Only make your statements when you are accompanied by a lawyer. It is illegal for the police to handcuff and interrogate you. We will stand by your side until the end. Thank you.
21:20 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) I am an environmental lawyer, before I was concerned with cases like the Guo-Guang Petrochemical case(國光石化). In the last few days when I saw you enter the Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall, only then did I realize that the Cross Straits Services Agreement has everything to do with environmental safety evaluation. Road and bridge construction and the telecommunications system are all going to be opened up under this Cross Straits Services Agreement. Before we begin to open up, we must first asses all the risks that we are going to be facing, don’t we? And only then we will know if this development is something that we can accept or not and how we should face it. But now we have no idea what kind of impact the big Chinese enterprises are going to have on our environment and on people with less employability. All this we have not yet assessed.
I want to share something else with everybody, I am a full-time lawyer for the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (the crowd is cheering). That we can have rights like this, this was all fought out by the older generations. Thirty years ago in Taiwan, we lawyers couldn’t imagine that can now stand up and speak up like this. Back then this was a dream too far to reach. But because Zhen Nan-Rong(鄭南榕) lit a light for us in the darkness, standing up for our rights is now the natural thing to do. This is the time we live in, no matter how good or bad, this is still our time. We must protect our home-country. Everybody stay strong!
21:13 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Lawyer: Your counsel fee has already been paid off when you stepped inside! You are not alone, the whole world is watching
21:13 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Student from Zhong Shan Girls’ High School (中山女中): We do want to go window shopping, but we must spend our time on the right place. Although we’re just high school students, we might not understand STA thoroughly... (disconnected)... we learn from the history class, students in other country would step out. Shame on governors for such a backroom deals. Give our democracy back!
21:11 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Director: Today we have many scholars here to share us the problem of STA, we have more activity and talks in the following hours. Next, student from (Zhong Shan Girls’ High School (中山女中) would like to share her opinion.
20:51 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Lawyer group: Thanks to everyone who step out for defending the democracy, you are not alone, we will be here as your backup, and the number of lawyers is still increasing
20:40 (Jinan Rd.) Yi-Mei Yang (楊伊湄): We are not mob. We are the people. We don’t want to be the victim of libel. We don’t need media with calumniated intention.
20:38 (Jinan Rd.) Director：We have enough rain coat and disposable heat pads. We need 30 volunteers from 2100 to 2400, please contact us
20:32 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Attention! ChungCheng Precinct is now dispatching police force from Ching-Tao W. Rd., No. 5 Mobile Division is now entering Linsen S. Rd.,
20:14 (Outside the Meeting Hall) Police are setting up obstacles to block this area off, they will try to block the Shan-dao temple area, or even to Chung-Hsiao E. Rd.
20:08 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Reported by someone: Police are gathering, everyone please go to the following places to hold Ching-Tao E. Rd.: 1. Alley No.8 of Ching-Tao E. Rd. 2. the road to Alley No.8 of Ching-Tao E. Rd., from the Intersection of Ching-Tao E. Rd.and Zhenjiang St. (There is a path between the NGO building and the underground parking lot ramp)
19:36 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) it is estimated that we have more than 15000 people here now. reserve your energy...we are afraid during 3-5AM the police will start the action...please come back at that time.
19:36 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) too many people lining up to speak...we pause the registration for a while...please keep your belonging safe too...
19:35 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) I was wondering if it makes sense if I stand up. But does it make any sense to eat or to sleep? Just believe your faith, that makes things different. It makes sense if I can make people in the main hall persist for one min longer.
19:19 ((Ching-Tao E. Rd.) student from TKU. before the student occupied the Parliament, anyone of you understand the free trade with China? I think it is minor. So we have to thank them for attracting the public opinion. And thanks for the volunteers here. smart people are the government.
19:17 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) please control yourself the media reporters. we are not controlled by any political party. we are all volunteers. I hope the government can make it transparent, fair and public. Please share with your friends with the situation here. cheer up. thanks.
18:27 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) I am from the Taipei University. Until yesterday, I was focusing on my thesis. I did not know anything about outside. Now I put off everything to join. I’ve never been so angry. Even though I study so much, I can’t really analyze the pros and cons of the free trade. I am not so professional. But we are in a democratic country, we have to do in the democratic way. whether the free trade is good nor not, I am disappoint that the ruling party does not obey the formal law making process. Hope the government do not be blind, just come out and accept our opinion.
18:26 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Now we have so many people, the police won’t move...because we are the real power of people.
18:24 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) I read the content of ECFA. It’s unfair. I am not against it. But do not do in the blackbox. we should make a documentary of President Ma. so no future politicians can learn the lesson.
18:18 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) I want to say...I am fucking so tired...but we are not afraid...we’d rather be tired for days, not for life. Thank you .
18:16 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) This evening this is the open forum for students here. everyone can give a short speech. please register for the line-up.
18:15 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We will also have lectures today, teaching everyone what the free trade act mean.
18:14 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The deadline for the President to respond is tomorrow’s noon. Or there will be more actions. We will not leave the Legislative Yuan. We will have more declaration later.
18:13 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Student from Dept. Chemistry of NTU: Use your mobile phones, LINE, facebook to share this information with your friends. Protect the democracy! Thanks.
18:11 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Host: Though it rained just now, we have as many as people yesterday now.
18:05 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) now the rain coats are distributing, the forum is starting. Welcome Mr. Yu (an elementary teacher). I risks my career to be here because I am a public school teacher. I heard people asking why the students here do not go to class, why they care the economics to much. Today, we stand here, do we stand out for any politician? No we stand here for the people. I majored economics in the university. Ask yourself, does our current government makes your life better? I like to say something to my student. I can’t speak this in the school. but I am very proud to be here. We adult are shameful because we can’t protect your future. Please protect the children’s future.
17:34 (Jinan Rd.) Student from Shih Shin University: My life [before this event] was essentially a loser; I’ve heard that 3G connection is spotty here, but perhaps you have seen this message about news stations covering this event: This is why we are against media’s monopoly on news -- during the Wild Lilies protest in 1990, the mainstream newsletter ChinaTimes had a lot more guts than media nowadays; they accepted a donation box nearby their new station, taking small donations (NTD$100 or $1000) to put a half-page advertisement on their newspaper to show that they sympathize with the Wild Lilies student protestors. But are today’s media doing the same? Are they feeling the weight of the current event? When they are all muted by censorship, would the journalists here think twice about your professionalism, and how partisan politics have strangled your freedom of press? However, all of us are all reporters here, because we can use our own Facebook accounts, our own phones, to let the world know that is happening today. Who is the mainstream, and who is the fringe? When the news anchors are covering the "My Love from the Star" TV series, and we are covering the Dapu [eminent domain dispute] Incident, the TISA agreement -- who exactly is the fringe media here? Everybody, please carry on. Rock on. Thank you.
17:20 (Jinan Rd.) Pastor: As a pastor, my vocation and duties are: Intercession [praying for other people], blessing, and to protect others. For example, I take the bus each morning, and talk to high school students crowded on the same bus. I’m very impressed, really, that the students are willing to get up early and strive. If students are not willing to stand out, Taiwan would have no hope at all. I remember when I was young, during the Ilha Formosa Incident, which I’ve participated. The TISA incident of late seemed like a reenactment of that. We often prayed for the Taiwan government, which is very tiring, because we don’t see such universal values such as democracy and mutual respect. The State puts restriction on you, but you are still willing to come out, so please continue to hold this faith, this willingness to contribute. Perhaps our generation did not contribute enough, so you’d still need to continue this work. Were you not willing to come out, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to sit here today. I won’t use provocative words here, but I will pray for everyone with my own way: Father God, we thank you for giving us the beautiful island of Taiwan, which is where our ancestors lived, and we are willing to guard the place, thank you so we are willing to come out; whether we are in the field of congress, or sitting here in the harsh weather, we are here for the people. Lord, grant us the spirit of wisdom, strength and courage. I beg you also help the President Ma, please remove his ignorance and incompetence. Please have mercy on Taiwan and bless our young people. Rise them so they know what is charity, freedom, equality, and grant them physical and mental health, I pray thee, keep them, so they can be free from fears and worries, looking up to God in their pursuit of truth. Thank the Lord, thank you.
15:37 (Jinan Rd.) Fan, Gan-hua (范綱華): ...door entrance is only under an awning, consistently sits a few elderly people. That day my heart had a strong feeling of helplessness. Because I have a 2 year old child, I have to go home. But when I was at home and saw 200 students rush into parliament, I felt my morale was boosted. The next day, I came to here, and found that students were rational and respectful. They were enthusiastic, but did not loose rationality. I want to cheer on the participants. I cannot provide a correct economic analysis of the trade agreement. Recently, I have been considering what is a person’s happiness. Besides eating until full and having enough to wear to stay warm, the most important thing is having a sense of control in life. Meaning we need to be sure our goal is achievable. What sociologists strive to achieve is to find a way so each person can feel happy. But our efforts from these years, has been stripped due to this issue. Do not even mention when the trade agreement begins, it is possible that not matter how hard we try, we will have no way of feeling happy. Even though we are all seeking a little happiness, riding a bike or drinking a cup of coffee, but this is also a type of helplessness, because there is no larger happiness to pursue. Even more tragic is that in the future, it is possible that even this type of small happiness will all dissapear. We are here today, we should allow those who are not concerned, let them know that our happiness may be deprived.Fan, Gan-hua (范綱華): ...door entrance is only under an awning, consistently sits a few elderly people. That day my heart had a strong feeling of helplessness. Because I have a 2 year old child, I have to go home. But when I was at home and saw 200 students rush into parliament, I felt my morale was boosted. The next day, I came to here, and found that students were rational and respectful. They were enthusiastic, but did not loose rationality. I want to cheer on the participants. I cannot provide a correct economic analysis of the trade agreement. Recently, I have been considering what is a person’s happiness. Besides eating until full and having enough to wear to stay warm, the most important thing is having a sense of control in life. Meaning we need to be sure our goal is achievable. What sociologists strive to achieve is to find a way so each person can feel happy. But our efforts from these years, has been stripped due to this issue. Do not even mention when the trade agreement begins, it is possible that not matter how hard we try, we will have no way of feeling happy. Even though we are all seeking a little happiness, riding a bike or drinking a cup of coffee, but this is also a type of helplessness, because there is no larger happiness to pursue. Even more tragic is that in the future, it is possible that even this type of small happiness will all disappear. We are here today, we should allow those who are not concerned, let them know that our happiness may be deprived.
15:59 (Meeting Hall) commander: At the moment we have a team of reporters from Apple Daily (蘋果) who would like to enter, but considering everyone’s space, would there be any reporters who would be willing to give up their space.
15:53 (Meeting Hall) commander: Those who would like to eat or rest, please move back. Please keep the sit-in area for those who are participating in the sit-in. There are many people outside who would like to enter, but they cannot. For those who are on scene, please value the time you are here.
15:24 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The broadcast has ended.
15:32 (Meeting Hall) Hello everyone, I am OOO (sorry, it’s not clear), I am from the National Yang Min University (陽明大學) sign language club.
It is really nice that everyone can come together to discuss the trade agreement. I would like to tell everyone a small story about Beitou (北投). Everyone knows that we have many development cases, and Taipei will also want to keep build gondalas. Just building the Maokong Gondala had many problems. But a lot of people may not know, the Taipei City government is planning on building a second gondala system in Beitou, the Beitou Gondala.
This is actually a very big controversy. If you have visited Beitou, you will know, Beitou is a place with hot springs, with a lot of sulfur. Actually the residents of Beitou probably change their electronics every three to four years because those metals contain... (not clear). Also, Beitou has many things from the Japanese era. That area has many old homes and old trees. Beitou Park, which is the park at the Xinbeitou Metro station, is 101 years old this year. The park is filled with stories. But but the government nevertheless decided to build there. The residents of Beitou are very against it. They have been actively vocal, but the statements I made before, keep being suppressed. Much like all development cases. Actually this case is still active, so if everyone would like to understand more or would like to provide some power, you can look up "青年不北纜" on Facebook. This is the situation surrounding the Beitou Gondala.
15:26 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We are absolutely not battling GDP, what we are battling is to be able to live well on this island with limited resources. If we continue to develop, we will not have clean air or water. But in our government’s growth, the government does not even discuss this type of issue. We do not want to stay in the myth of (be lost in) GMP and GDP. (Note: GMP is the Good Manufacturing Process, a certification of food safety; however there have been recent cases of products with the GMP seal not containing the ingredients labeled, leading to public scrutiny of food safety in Taiwan)
15:22 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The trade agreement also opens many public service industries. The public resources that we cherish and share, such as tap water, airport services, even natural resources - things that cannot be combined with economics - can also be handed over in the trade agreement.
15:53 (Meeting Hall) At the moment the internet signal is going on and off, it is not stable.
15:30 (Jinan Rd.) As long as we have freedom, then we can establish a homeland. This our current Taiwan! If we do not protect this land, we would disappoint our ancestors! That is why we need to persist, to let Ma Ying-jeou and that group of people know that the power of the people is not easily despised. At Ching-Tao E. Rd., I heard many people share their thoughts. It turns out, many parents and doctors do not know what the trading agreement is. Some people thought it was a gas station, others thought it was a cold syrup. Then Taiwan would be sold. But I do not believe we will be confused our whole lives. Since we already understand, we have the responsibility to wake up our brothers in arms, our family and friends. I am not against being friends with China. Taiwan enjoys forming friendships. But I am against being sold out! This parliament has betrayed 30 years of democracy, and by destroying judicial procedures, have destroyed the meaning of justice. Beloved friends, I do not have the qualifications to teach class. I have already spoken too long. Thank you.
15:28 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [director] The trading agreement has opened many of the public service industry, and those are our precious public property such as water, airport, and even nature enviromnet.
15:15 (Meeting Hall) Idea sharing by student from National Taiwan University.
15:15 (Meeting Hall) Idea sharing by student from Law School Sophomore, Soochow University.
15:14 (Meeting Hall) [director] There are two student wish to share. We hope to have more of us to stand out and share their idea. (Lost of internet connection)
15:13 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [director] let’s evaluate this trading agreement and the current economy in Taiwan. We wish to have a better economical analysis. The statement from our government suggest people to join the trading agreement; otherwise, we may loss our competitiveness and further causing serious issue in Taiwan. We must ask the following questions. What has our government done for us? Why should we rely ourselves on the country which desperate to annex us. Tiding us to them, do you believe it is right? (No we don’t). Is it really good for Taiwan to use this analogy and to have this cooperation with the other market? What have we seen? Therefore, it is the best to have a smaller government, and everything should be released to people. e.g. Water Department could be run by civilian cooperation. Also, we were all mad on ETC or the difficulty on running Taiwan High Speed Rail. The benefit of releasing those utility to private cooperation is the growth on GDP. But, those are just his hypothesis. Was not ECFA suppose to be the solution given by the government? (Lost of internet connection)
15:10 (Meeting Hall) [director] Is there any students from the National Tung Hua University? Here is a letter from the principal of the National Tung Hua University. (Sorry for the bad Internet connection)
15:01 (Meeting Hall) [director] Everyone, we have a very good news today. Our news is reported by a newspaper at Sri Lanka. Our effort and the value that we are defending is delivered to all of the world. Please give yourselves a round of applause! (applause) Is there any students from the National Chung Cheng University? No? That’s fine, because there are six buses coming from there.
14:58 (Meeting Hall) [speaker] This is a hard road we’re on. I’ve been following all of you for the last 3 days on Facebook, and so decided to come up from Chiayi. I am worried for your welfare and what you might do in the future. My fellow students, you are now exemplars to all, and some people have been examining your every move under a microscope; please be careful, okay? (Yes!) Also, we can not stay here forever, one day we will leave. Please understand the position of our police force, they are also under tremendous pressure. Let’s be considerate of them together, okay? (Yes!) I also hope that all of you will stand up and move around a bit, because the Hall is really stuffy. Please feel free to tell me of anything you need, I will try to coordinate with the police. The most important thing is that I hope all of you will stay safe and be careful of your conduct, thank you.
14:45 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) The host introduces every university of which has participated.
14:43 (Meeting Hall) [director] Yesterday when the webcast was interrupted were we all nervous? When we couldn’t get our message out someone passed a note in, and it said, "Only a wall divides us, our hearts are together!" I know that CNN began to report our actions only because many of our fellow students here have been compiling information and sending them out. We now have protesters from more than 50 schools around the country participating here, let’s give them our applause! We are unable to list all schools here, we’ll compile a list later this evening, and we apologize for that. I also know that we are a multi-talented group, some of us can sing and play guitar, some are in performance groups or can do comedy crosstalk, right now we don’t have air conditioning and the Hall is stuffy; if you possess a talent please go see the bald handsome dude in the back.
14:40 (Jinan Rd.) Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah responded to the CSSTA controversy with, "Thank you for your opinions, please respect democracy." Can you accept this response? (No!) Who is really destroying our democracy?
14:30 (Jinan Rd.) As of now, there has more than 200 teachers volunteered for street lecture on the topic of "Democratic Rights".
14:24 (Jinan Rd.) The democracy lecture on the street: Prof. Lin Guo-Ming from Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University "The Pact, the right of resist and Deliberative Democracy" "What is deliberative democracy that is the policy need to have the space for discussion. When the government makes the policy, the government cannot force the people to accept everything by saying that we are the government or we are the relative large group. Politics is not a head count, a policy need to convince people by describing its influence and the subject that will be affected by this policy. The worry from the people should be released and the government has to make sure that different side of the opinion can be heard in the process of making the decision. Does the process of deliberative democracy happen in the process of negotiating the Pact?" (No!)
14:24 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) The singing is leading by the students from National Yang Ming University
14:12 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] This protest will continue for a long time. We must hold on to our faith.
14:07 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] Friends, we have been working hard, are we tired? I am glad to see all of us still defending this place. After we have announced our ultimatum at the press conference, we have received a reply from President Ma Ying-jeou and Parliament Speaker Wang Jing-ping. I think our friends in the press here already know what that reply is, but I would like to make a report on it to the rest of us here anyway. Before today we have always known that Speaker Wang may exercise his police power inside the Legislature to remove us, but as he believes this demonstration is a matter for law and order, he has refrained from doing so. We have been here two days and neither President Ma nor Speaker Wang has given us a response. Therefore we announce that we will not leave this Meeting Hall before a formal response from the government is given, and if we have no response before Friday 12:30 pm, we will not rule out the possibility of further actions. We demand an answer from President Ma, that he should respond to the people. Thank you all for being here. Us friends inside and outside the Meeting Hall have been here for more than 40 hours, but President Ma and Speaker Wang have been passing the buck between them, can we accept that? Let us remind Ma and Wang of our central issue: "Oppose CSSTA, Defend Democracy!"
14:00 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Hsiao-Wei Kuan from Department of Law, National Taipei University: "In principle, the Pact is an agreement between Taiwan and China, not an administration order. At the mean time, the administration order can be debated, if it is decided by the Legislative Yuan. Because currently there is no formal way defining how to debate and proceed the agreement between Taiwan and China. That is the reason why there is a chance for the legislators playing these cards."
13:53 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [host] Let me remind all of us here of something, there were two media outlets photographing us earlier, and both have focused on the garbage situation; one took photos of our garbage pile, and the other took photos of us cleaning up our garbage. From this we can see that we need to continually focus on the little things, and like we have been reminding all of us all this time, we must keep the area clean.
13:47 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Students from Affiliated Senior High School of National Kaohsiung Normal University are sharing their opinion.
13:44 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) This evening at 7pm, there will be 6 buses departing from Chung Cheng Univ. to join and support us. (Applause.) We welcome friends to join us from all places. Thank you.
13:42 (Meeting Hall) Please clean the desk as clean as possible. Please move your bag and the personal belonging to other place, thank you.
13:41 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Liang Guo-gan of the Academia Sinica said, "I see many of our comrades in the police force hard at work on site. Last night I was walking around the 228 Memorial Park, our police comrades did not say much but still guided me home in a considerate manner, and I would like to thank them for it. In the next few days we may not be able to avoid clashes with our police comrades, but we ask that they perform their duties with a maximum of compassion and a minimum of force, because we are not violent hooligans."
13:40 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Fan Yun: Previously, because the 228 Incident and its aftermath, Taiwanese people did not dare to be involved in political activities. But now we seem to be changing. We have Citizens 1985 and the unpaid workers from bankrupt factories taking our activism to the streets, but Taiwan currently has only a culture of protest but not a culture of organization. This is a terrible situation. When the media does not report these protests, or defame the protesters, our protests are rendered useless. It is only when our protests are organized, and companions can help each other by encouraging and connecting with each other, can we have a strong and durable movement. Therefore, if you are concerned that our democracy might face a regression, please cultivate your own ability to organize.
13:39 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) We have something special here. Just a moment ago we have a tourist from China threw over a note. It says: I want to tell you that you let me witness a historical moment, as well as the power of a mature democracy ... (omitted). Thank you to this friend of ours from China, thank you.
13:35 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Fan Yun: A young democracy may regress. In order to form a stable democratic system we need the following: 1) capable political parties, 2) an impartial judiciary, 3) open and capable public media, 4) a strong and apolitical military, 5) a robust and vibrant civil society. Of all the factors above, Taiwan right now can only work on its civil society, but the other four factors can only improve within a robust civil society.
13:33 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Students from the Department of Sociology, National Sun Yat-sen University are sharing their experience.
13:31 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) At here we want to make a clarification. Some people probably are very emotional and sit on the wall with a panel said something like "When do we rush into the Office of President?" I need to clarify that we don’t have any kind of event like that. What we are going to do is sitting here and supporting our people inside the Legislative Yuan.
13:20 (Jinan Rd.) Next, we will have a speech from Prof. Fan Yun from National Taiwan University’s Department of Sociology, her speech is entitled, "What use is Civil Society?" (she is starting her noon roll call. There are students from the northern, central, southern, and eastern parts of Taiwan raising their hands, and even students from community colleges. Prof. Fan encourages everyone to check in on Facebook.)
13:19 (Meeting Hall) [Director] Everyone who has already had their meal please sit down at the sit-in area. And if you have your assigned position, please return to your position. For people who are sleeping at the sit-in area, please move to the back left area to rest so that we can keep the sit-in area for the sit-in protest only, thank you. People who are sitting in right now please gathering in the center area! For those of you at the No.3 exit, if you still need some rest, please move to the No.8 exit because we need the area at No.3 exit for storage, thank you.
13:18 (Ching-tao E. Rd.) Prof. Lin, Guo-ming from National Taiwan Univ. Dept of Sociology is now giving a speech.
13:16 (Jinan Rd.) Moderator (Prof. Liang, Linghong): Right now it is the time for people here in the first row to introduce yourselves to everyone.
13:14 (Jinan Rd.) Moderator (Prof. Liang, Linghong): This afternoon at 4:30, we will have several independent musicians coming to join us and cheer for us. Everyone please move forward, and please call and invite your friends. Let us fill up the front rows.
13:09 (Ching-tao E. Rd.) Hi everyone. We now have set up a resource center here at Ching-tao E. Rd, to centralize the coordination of resources and deliver over to those friends who are now inside the Meeting Hall. Please tell everyone, we now need bottled water, first aid supplies, including gauze, cotton swab, first aid kit, and saline solutions, fully charged portable batteries. If you know anyone who can be of help, please come register with us. Another thing, we now need volunteers. Starting from 2pm, we need 20 people in a shift, two hours a shift. We need people to help with distributing the resources, as well as with cleaning the environment. Many of our friends at Jinan Rd walked into the crowd to collect the trash. We think we can do the same here. We know we are all very orderly here, but we also need to make sure the environment is tidy. Once again, please tell everyone that we are now in need for first aid supplies. If you have friends who would like to make orders online, please just put "Legislature Yuan, Ching-Tao E. Rd. In front of 7-11" in the address column. Please help. Thank you everyone.
13:08 (Jinan Rd.) Prof. Hu from Soochow University: CSSTA has never been an administrative order. How can our Legislator pass it through committee by treating it as an administrative order?
13:02 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The people that are close to us please sit down if you can. We will have more and more people coming here, so please sit down or move to either side for more people can join us.
12:59 (Meeting Hall) The Internet connection is unstable right now causing the discontinuity of the live stream, but everything is fine.
12:57 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) (Short interruption of the speech) To everybody: please sit down, and leave a passage for people who wants to pass. Let’s prevent any possible confrontation.
12:50 (Jinan Rd.) Attorney Chiu Hsian-Chi: I was at the Meeting Hall earlier, and I noticed that students are all very exhausted. It is unfortunate that the Government has not responded to students’ requests. The Government often use criminal law (assault, libel, etc) as a way to unduly pressure unarmed students and dissidents. I find this to be very unfair. Therefore we have organized a group of over 300 lawyers working pro-bono. Now they can pass the CSSTA in 30 seconds, will they pass some "peace" pact in the future in this manner as well? This is a terrifying possibility. If we tolerate this, we are burying democracy with our own hands.
12:50 (Jinan Rd.) Attorney Chiu from Eball Foundation is sharing experience.
12:48 (Meeting Hall) [Director] Those who have not received your lunch box please come and get yours ASAP. The leftover lunch boxes will be sent out of the Meeting Hall. Please, we all have to eat something to keep ourselves going. It’s ok to share a box with one or two people. Just make sure you eat something.
12:44 (Jinan Rd) Prof. Hsiao Shu-Chi from Shih-Hsin University: "Stop thinking that the CSSTA does not have impacts on our daily lives, because labor importation that would be restricted by the CSSTA is limited to professionals and not blue- and white-collars. Right now our college grads earn only NT$22k/month on average; when the CSSTA opens our market to even cheaper labor, how can we believe we will not be impacted?"(excerpt)
12:39 (Meeting Hall) [Broadcast] All of us here are pretty tired. Please find time and place to have a rest. We are not in need of resources at the moment. Please refrain from making spontaneous deliveries. We have a resource coordinating group that will handle this.
12:32 (Meeting Hall) [Applause and cheers]
12:31 (Meeting Hall) [director] I am glad that we lasted the night, students from Ching-yi University of Taichung have arrived in several buses and will join us shortly. More than 1,000 students and faculty from Taichung will come here this evening to lend their support as well. Some are unable to make the journey but yesterday they supported us at Meilidao Station and today they will support us from Taichung. Let us persevere together! (Cheers)
12:25 (Meeting Hall) [Broadcast]: It is now lunch time. We don’t have any unexpected situation here in the Meeting Hall.
12:24 (Meeting Hall) [Director]: Those who have not had lunch please come and get your lunch box. We will be disposing the leftovers in a short while. So please come and get your lunch box ASAP if you haven’t had lunch yet.
12:21 (Jinan Rd.) Right now Kimi, who is a student from Kobe Univ. in Japan, is sharing his experience with us. Now there are foreign students supporting our movement. So if you know any foreign language other than English, you can help us by telling what’s happening to foreign media or friends. I am gay so please refrain from attacking other minority groups when speaking, you’ll hurt us as well. I want to say, whether gay or straight, ethnic Chinese, ethnic Taiwanese, or aboriginal, you are all victims of this opaque trade pact. Let us win our battle while respecting our differences.
12:20 (Ching-tao E. Rd) A graduate student, Ms. Lee, from National Taiwan University Graduate School of Accounting addresses the crowd.
12:10 (Jinan Rd.) National Taiwan University School of Journalism Professor Chang Jing-hong is speaking on "The effect CSSTA has on freedom of speech."
12:03 (Jinan Rd.) A little boy is lost from his parents. Please help to find him: he is 90 cm tall, two-years-and-3-month old, with a purple vest, wearing socks but no shoes. You can call him "Gulu."
12:12 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Some pushing and shoving has occurred here, but order has been restored. Broadcaster: We support differences in opinions, because this is the hall of democracy!
12:07 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [director] We need twenty volunteers to maintain the order here. We need new people to replace previous members. Also, here we have to respect opinions from all different people. And let’s also emphasize our slogans: "Oppose CSSTA, defend democracy!" Let’s also welcome Ms. Lee from Nat’l Taiwan Univ. to share her experience.
12:06 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Students from Pingtung Univ. of Science and Tech. share their experiences.
12:07 (Meeting Hall) [director] Please look around you to see if all your peers have had lunch. If not, please go to the lunch area and get your lunch boxes.
12:05 (Meeting Hall) [director] Raise your hand if you need vegetarian lunch. Please go to the lunch box area.
12:03 (Meeting Hall) [director] Then please assemble in the front at 12:40, and sit.
12:03 (Meeting Hall) Group : Yes!
12:01 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Hello everybody, are we all fine? Have everybody ate lunch? If you haven’t, please go there and get some lunch. Right now it is a bit unorganized here. Some of us had lunch and some haven’t had lunch yet. We will set up a time. Please have your lunch before 12:40. After that, we need a cleanup about our stuff, because more people will be coming here. So let’s be finished and sit down here at 12:40, ok?
12:01 pm (Ching-Tao E.) Students from Tung-Hua Univ. are sharing their experience. "No matter where you are from, as long as you’re in Taiwan, we are together!"
11:56 am (Ching-Tao E.) [Univ. of Democracy on the street]: Prof. Fan Yun from dept. of sociology at Nat’l Taiwan Univ. is giving a lecture on "Relations between Technology Entrepreneurship and Civil Movement." Abstract follows: "We are all entrepreneurs here, and I believe this event will affect all your lives. I would like to ask you to come up and share with us why you decided to come here today. The CSSTA is not only an agreement but a declaration of intent, we do desire entry into the Chinese market, and I believe all of you would like to know how much you will be rewarded for your efforts in China. But today we are not here for ourselves, we are here for the future of Taiwan."
11:54 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Shouting slogans: "Oppose CSSTA! Defend Democracy! Defend our land!"
11:49 (Meeting Hall) Connection unstable.
11:44 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) The top secretary of Taiwan Ecological Association is giving a speech.
11:37 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Network access is a bit unstable, and there may be interruptions to the webcast. It is now 11:35, there may be a delay of 2 minutes. There was a press conference at 9am, if you want to know the content of the conference you can find it online.
11:37 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) We have the 97-year-old Mr. Su Beng to talk to us today.
11:32 (Ching Tao E. Rd) [director] The second floor needs 30 lunch boxes, Logistics group please try to get them. The Logistics group has been working hard, we appreciate their contributions, as well as those supporting us on-site.
11:32 Live streaming inside Meeting Hall restored.
11:30 Live streaming inside Meeting Hall interrupted.
11:28 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Room) [director] We need 5 or 6 volunteers who had finished their lunch. Please come to the service desk.
11:15 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [University of Democracy on the Street]: Prof. Chang Jin-hua of National Taiwan University Graduate School of Journalism is now giving a lecture on "The Impact of STA on Free Speech."
11:14 (Jinan Rd.) [Univ. of Democracy on the street]: Prof. Chen Ming-Chi from Institute of Sociology of Nat’l Tsin-Hua Univ. is giving a lecture on "How Cross-Strait Trade affects Democracy." (We might be able to provide a summary at below later)
11:12 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) [director] Right now we need twenty people to help us on the lunch. Please gather at the gate, and follow the girl in red. Since it’s now raining slightly, if you need you can come and get some rain gears. Our protest could be a long one, and we definitely want all of us to keep warm! Also if you want to give all of us some speech, you should also come here to deliver it.
11:07 (Jinan Rd.) Some exercise are finished. Prof. Huang is giving a short speech to encourage and cheer up students there.
11:02 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Hello everybody, our lunch has arrived. It’s at the left hand side of me.
11:00 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) A Prof. from Tung-Wu University is cheering up the students.
10:53 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) There is a lecture by Prof. Liang from the institute of sociology of Tsin-Hwa Univ., on "How do we break the ivory tower for social movement?"
10:52 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] The number of people here is not in declined. If you watch the video you might see that we can only catch a small proportion of the meeting hall. But we can move the camera (camera moving). So thanks for everybody’s concern! We are now taking a rest around. We’ll gather at the middle once something happens.
10:45 (Meeting Hall) We have another good news. Friends coming from Taichung have increased from 6 buses (240 people) to 700 people.
10:42 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We now know there are movement supporting us in Taichung, Tainan and Chiayi. Please join their activity if you’d like to. In Toronto, Canada there is also an activity. Also here right now we have our medical team stand-by 24 hours, so no need to worry about that.
10:33 (Jinan Rd.) There is a lecture on "Nonviolent Protest."
10:14 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Police is not blockading the restrooms. There’s no problem there.
10:11 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Please stay warm if you’re coming. It’s quite warm inside.
10:09 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We have to restart the USTREAM (Remark: it’s this live video http://www.ustream.tv/channel/longson3000). You might want to take a rest and drink some water. The program will resume in about one minute, thank you!
10:06 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] There was no black out last night. There was only some circuit overload downstairs. We are not sure if the movement will continue till Saturday.
10:03 (Meeting Hall) [director] Some have left here because they are too tired or they have work. We need your help right now. Please leave half the number of the people at the doors. The others, please come forward to the middle and be seated.
10:00 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Prof. Chen Ming-Chi from the institute of sociology of Tsin-Hwa Univ. is now giving a lecture on "How does Cross-Strait trade affect the democracy?"
09:56 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Please notice the news might have misled us. We thank all the people supporting us from all the places. For people who participate please always be careful. There is no way we can respond to certain news regarding people getting drunk or destroying computers. Thanks.
09:52 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] The door is now blocked by various items, though we occasionally open it. We have our live video from the second floor, so we cannot get all the scenes here. It looks like we have less people here, as we are only able to get 1/9 of the whole area, sorry about that. But everything is just fine here.
09:40 (Meeting Hall) [director] Please find your partner and team together. Also be careful about leaving the building! We have some people who cannot get back inside once they go out, so please refrain from going out.
09:35 (Meeting Hall) [broadcast] It’ll be fine if you want to go to Legislative Yuan right now. But you should always be careful if so. It’s also helpful if you support us outside the Legislative Yuan. Also the restroom are still available here - please use gate 8 to go to the restroom. Also we receive news that there might be an assault at 10 am.
09: 33 (Jinan Rd) Our movement today, we are here to defend democracy, ensure the committee meeting be announced invalid, rescind the service and trade agreement, and request a substantive review. We must be wondering - are we not a democracy country? Don’t we have direct election for our legislators and the President? Yes, after the martial law is renounced, positions for elections have increased. In 1992, our Parliament finally has a general election. In 1994, Taipei and Kaohsiung’s mayors were no longer appointed, but elected by the people. In 1996, we have direct election for the President. We become the electorate. Yet, not just that, we need to be citizens. Democracy does not end after we vote. We are not just voting. We need to be involved in policy-making process.
09:31 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] We are not out of electricity - thanks for concern from many people. We’ll announce if we need anything. Thanks!
09:29 (Jinan Rd) Good morning everyone. We have been here for another day. More friends will come from the central and southern Taiwan as the day goes. This is a long term fight. Please preserve our energy. Or make sure to switch shifts with your friends. We need to maintain a certain number of people.
09:24 (Meeting Hall) [director] Let’s get back to our positions. Those who need breakfast, come to the front. Those in the back, please try to keep quiet, so that our friends back there to rest. Thank you all.
09:23 (Meeting Hall) [director] Thank you for all your efforts. We will have a rotation mechanism, so that those inside can switch with those outside. But the staircase up to the second floor is blocked. If you need to get some fresh air, you can go outside to get refreshed. I know everyone is very tired after more than 36 hours. Let’s give a round of applause.
09:22 (Meeting Hall) [protesters] Rescind the agreement. Rescind the agreement.
09:20 (Meeting Hall): [director] We know Chang Ching-Chung pass the agreement forcefully within only thirty seconds. Now in the following 10 seconds, please let us raise our hands together. We rescind the agreement! At the very Legislative Yuan, we want to tell all other citizens of our country, we reject the agreement!
09:1? (Meeting Hall) [director] We’d like to speak again to President Ma: we ask to talk in person with you! We ask you to respond our request before the noon tomorrow! (applause)
09:1? (Meeting Hall) [director] Yesterday, at the Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, thousands of people gathered at the station to support our movement in rescinding the agreement and defend our democracy.
09:1? (Meeting Hall) [Nat’l Cheng-Kung Univ Student] Hi everyone, thanks for all your efforts. Many students from Cheng-Kung University and many people have just got 6 buses, calling 240 people. We have just arrived here this morning, fighting against the service and trade agreement. It is the first time for many of our students to participate in this type of events. We could not let the legislators neglect their duty of supervising the system. We could not let the businesses and govt to monopolize our future. We hope we could fight on and hang in there, until the Ma administration gave us a direct response. We cannot just pretend nothing happens. Thank you guys.
09:1? (Meeting Hall) [director] Hello everybody, today at 5 am, 6 buses from Nat’l Cheng-Kung Univ have arrived Taipei. Now they are here in Legislative Yuan. Now let’s welcome friends from our best Cheng-Kung Univ. to speak with us.
09:06 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] the following is a summary for the speech of the director:
"Let’s begin the press conference. First we should announce: We are here to oppose the CSSTA, and protect our Democracy!"
"We welcome all of our friends from the media. Since yesterday, we’ve received waves of support rushing in from all sides, with hundreds of people helping to secure the meeting hall, and more than 20,000 have gathered outside in support. There are buses coming in from Tainan, Kaohsiung, and other areas to support us. Students at many schools throughout the country have staged strikes in support, and some college professors are coming with their students to experience this real-life lesson in democracy."
"We are representing the People, who want to take back our Parliament. We have demanded to speak with President Ma Ying-jeou, with the KMT legislative caucus, and with KMT speaker Wang Jin-pyng, but none has responded. They instead contend that the process has been entirely legal, and they are waiting for Friday’s parliamentary vote of approval."
"The agreement is not an administrative order, it is an agreement between two states...President Ma says the process has been completely reasonable and legal. We do not accept that."
"Our stance is very simple. The Services Agreement affects many market sectors and everyone’s future. Its passage will result in closer economic and political integration with China, and therefore we need to be very careful in reviewing this agreement. However, the agreement was drafted in a black box, and there has been no communication with Taiwanese citizens at all."
"We want the agreement to be rescinded---not just back to the committee, but we want it thrown out. We don’t want an agreement that is made and decided in such a manner!"
"We demand Speaker Wang resolve the current situation in accordance with parliamentary rules and sanction Legislator Chang Ching-chung. We demand the Services Agreement be rescinded. We demand a Cross-Straits Agreements Regulation that allows the citizenry to oversee and regulate any agreements between Taiwan and China. Before this is in place, we demand that all negotiations with China be frozen."
"Before tomorrow noon, we require your response to our demands. We invite President Ma to come to Parliament to speak with us. Tomorrow, at the time of the original scheduled vote, we demand Wang and Ma’s response. If we do not receive a favorable response, we will announce further actions."
--- End of summary for the speech ---
09:03 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Many people are taking some individuals actions out of context and saying that we’re damaging public property. That is not actually happening. The press conference will be held inside the meeting hall, they are already getting ready.
08:58 (Meeting Hall) Director: Everybody please move and gather forward; those in the back gather in the back, fill that place up. No need for that many people over there(?) please spare a few hands and the rest of you can come to the front. Will our friends sitting by the wall also come to the front.
08:56 (Meeting Hall) Director: At 9 am we are going to have a press conference, in which we’ll again persist and explain what we ask for. Therefore, for people in the back please come ahead together. Or if you are really tired you can also sleep at the back.
08:47 (Meeting Hall) Director: Gate 8 is open for everyone to go and use the restroom, but don’t loiter outside; if there is any change in the situation we will shut the gate immediately, so please be quick.
08:44 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: The director is taking a break; we’ll be taking over the broadcast from here. There are many people coming from around the island, if you have time from class or work, please come and join us. Also, thanks go out to those abroad and everyone with their attention on this issue in Taiwan, we will keep fighting on. Thank you everyone hosting events at other places; if it is inconvenient for you to come on-site you can also go to a local event near you.
08:43 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] It seems like people are getting hungry. We should eat more. We have just enough food. Although we’ll never attack anybody, we still need energy to stand still. In the medical team there are also some vitamins, so you should come to us if you have any need, we’ll also work hard to make sure you have anything you need. Thanks!
08:41 (Meeting Hall) [director] New information: Buses from Nat’l Dong-Hwa Univ. and Taitung Univ. is arriving at Taipei. We are already very thankful for the bus that arrived yesterday, and we cannot even dream for another. It takes a very long journey for them to come here for Taitung. But we all believe: the value of democracy in Taiwan needs to be protected by everybody. But we all believe: the value of democracy in Taiwan needs to be protected by everybody.
(The following is regarding speeches happening around 8:20~8:40 am from the team in Legislative Yuan. We are still trying our best to collect them, that’s why you might find them in reverse order)
Let ma also explain, since last evening, many Taiwanese student who is studying abroad is very attached. Since they are far away, they team up and make a team for translating the situation into various different languages. They try their best to tell the international what’s happening in Taiwan and draw their concern. Let’s give them an applause! (applause)
It should be clear to all of us, that what have are doing here right now is not only for Taiwan, but also an important action for the value of democracy of human beings. Please insist on! Soon at 9 am we are holding a press conference, and we’ll talk more about what we ask and demand. Please take a rest at the moment, and make sure you have your breakfast. Because there are many police officers around, please don’t get along if you want to go outside.
So we are here. Not only worry about our independence of the economic, but our life in the future. So we are here to Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy! Thanks you all.
It is mentioned in the report from the AFP, everything about the relation between the Taiwan and China happened from 2008, the time that Ma Ying-jeou got the President position, how he use the excuse of maintaining the economic of Taiwan and China, how he got another round of President ship. And from the Associated Press, it is said that China enforced Taiwan constantly requesting the approval of the Pact. The interaction between Taiwan and China is more frequent after Ma Ying-jeou’s Presidency. It is the biggest hope for the government of Beijing that enclosed the Taiwan into the mainland China. Can we endure our President and Legislators sale us out? (No!)
08:?? (Meeting Room) [director] Both newspaper and television media are watching our movement 24 hrs a day. Beside these news in Taiwan, we also see news from 10 different countries. Among them are news from Reuters, AFP, CNN, and news from Russia. They are all reporting the issues in great details, telling people how the action of KMT trying to force the Service and Trade Agreement to be passed have drawn attention, angry and worry from Taiwanese people. And so we stand here, hoping to be able to do something and fight for Taiwan society.
I have a good news here. There are some people in the Internet criticized us for violent, but we are very peaceful here, right? There is a opinion poll by Apple Daily, "Do you think the students are making a mistake in this protest?" And the result of this poll showing that more than 60 % of people agree that there is no mistake for students defending the democracy. This is the biggest encouragement to us, right? Protect the democracy! Reject the Pact.
Thanks for everyone holding up at here. Let’s give all of us a round of applause, right?
And the Liberty Times also mentioned that the police assaulted for one time and didn’t succeed. Is it true that the police only assaulted for one time? (No!) How many time the police assaulted? (Ten times!) No matter there are hundreds of policemen, we must hold up here. We will reject the Pact, right? (Yes!) We have to stop everything here to grant an opportunity for reviewing the Pact once again, right?
Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy! So it is mentioned in the page 2 that there is only vote for the Pact but no further discussion. Should we ask Ma Ying-jeou for discussing the Pact once again? Right? (Yes!)
The headline of the Liberty Times is "Requested by the students, reopen the negotiation of the Pact" Does it necessary to reopen the negotiation of the Pact? (Yes!)
Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy!
At here, I want to specially thank the reporter Huang of United Daily News. He wrote a report with the title "The failure of the elected representation". Let’s thanks to him, okay? (applause) The elected representation is indeed failed, and we cannot let it happen in the future, right?
Another page is the support from the students of Mei-Li-Tao. People who can not be here in Taipei, but they were gathering at the Mei-Li-Tao station at Kaohsiung to give their support. Please give them some applause.
It was said that the medical doctors gathered via the Internet and share the shifts by volunteer. Please give them some applause everyone, say thank you to all of them, all right?
(Cheer from the whole court)
There were more than 20000 people gathering here. It was said by the United Daily News that the DPP has already enlarged their manpower. It was mentioned specifically to our volunteering medical doctors. Please give them some applause, okay?
After that, we want to share with everybody about the news from United Daily News. Oh I like their headline - "The police have no means" and another "The Congress has fallen." This means there are really afraid, aren’t they? Because the police knows this is really the very right of the citizens, so they are not going across the line, aren’t they?
(Editor remark: United Daily News and China Times are usually recognized as media which supports the KMT party and/or sides with China)
And we are here to thank so many reporter, friends in the media for their dedicating work on the report. And thank for so many managers in the media for holding up their position, their job to deliver the reports close to what happens here. Thank you.
Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy.
In page A3 (of China Times), it’s said that the congress (a.k.a. Legislative Yuan) has gone into its most dark era. Is it because of us? No! We’re here, because we don’t want our congress to be in the dark, but rather become a place of democracy and brightness. Right?
In page A2 (of China Times), Ma Ying-jeou yesterday support the team of KMT to deal with this in a peaceful, reasonable and lawful way to deal with this. If he really wants so, shouldn’t he try to talk to us? Please, Ma Ying-jeou, talk to us! What the KMT party did in their congress are really ridiculous instead.
Good morning, everyone! I have the China Times in my hand!
They are worried all of us inside the Legislative Yuan for not having a good sleep and good food. (in sarcastic way) But actually we are holding up well. All right, the main idea of the report in the Apple Daily is the following. Wang Jin-pyng has won the lawsuit regarding his position of the President of the Legislative Yuan. Therefore, there is no worry about the President position right now. So, when this President of Legislative Yuan will put the attention to this Protest? Face the Protest, Wang Jin-Pyng! Face the Protest, President Wang.
Desert Xuan stood out for us last night. And she also mentioned in her facebook that if after sunset...
(Cheer from the whole court)
A6 of Apple Daily writes, "the way the information flows and connects is the Taiwanese version of the Jasmine Revolution." Regarding citizens demanding the rights back, when we are inside the Parliament, there are many people, such as Masa from Mayday, supporting the students. There was also a cafe which announces for closing for today, saying "Taiwan’s future is more important than the income of the shop."
Let’s see, we have got to the national flag in the top floor, for letting everybody see the honor of the congress. Right?
Our dear police officers, they are our comrades across from us. They are actually on the same side as us! Right?
In fact, the whole page is two sections, the cooperation for protesting the Pact. There were six buses arrived from Taichung yesterday and the day before yesterday. The students and schools that participated in this Protest spent their own money for being here with all of us at Legislative Yuan. We are having a real lecture of democracy at here, the Legislative Yuan, for all of the students.
Please tell me what does it mean in the report. Before the beginning of the Committee, the Pact has already pass the Committee review. Is it the way with rationality? That is because you, KMT legislators ignored the spirit of this Legislative Yuan! Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy!
The headline of Apple Daily: The wave of the protest from student is arising! The largest one in 24 years is here in Taiwan. And then the next thing they mentioned is the President of Legislative Yuan encourage students to stay calm. Is there anytime that we are not in calm, we are not keep our rationality? Please come here to take look okay, President Wang.
(Here begin some speeches happening during 8:20~8:40 am in Legislative Yuan)
08:20 (Ching-Tao) [director] For friends in Ching-Tao E. Rd. and 鎮江 St., please sit down as ahead as possible and guard the door, to prevent the police to push the line to the congress.
08:14 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [on-site leader] Guys, take a look at your partners. See if there are still at their stations, okay? People at door 1, raise your hands. People at door 2, people at door 3, door 4, door 5, door 6, door 7, door 8. Pay attention to door 8. If the police are to come in, our jobs are to defend the doors into the meeting hall. If the front entrance falls, please come sit at the middle of the meeting hall. We will use non-violence to fight. But if possible, please defend every door. Thanks guys!
08:10 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Right now, we have people arrived from Taichung, Tainan, Miaoli, and Hsinchu. We still need people here in the Legislative Yuan, but please take a detour to the site at Ching-Tao E. Rd. and ask to the people on site.
08:08 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Here we are delivering some message for you all. In a little bit later, 9 o’clock, we will have a formal press release at here. Nine o’clock, and we probably won’t say anything to the media in the near future. Please hold on for seconds, we will have a press release at 9 o’clock.
08:06 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] There are many false info. If you heard something from your friends, just say "thanks, got it!" Don’t make a fuss about it.
08:05 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] People have just asked about what we were saying during a recent brief disconnection. The broadcast is telling everybody that today many people might receive message (Remark: From the government). If you do so you should just ignore them. We should avoid making any panic, and any trap from political parties. Thank you!
08:03 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] In a few minutes two students from Nat’l Chung-Cheng Univ. will come and replace me. Thank you! There are many people outside Taiwan, and from Manila who are concerning about us. Thanks to them all.
08:01 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] For people who are awake, please hold at your position. If you’re not guarding an exit, please come back to the empty square ahead and sit together here.
07:59 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Don’t let yourselves hungry. There are some food in the front, help yourselves. You will need the food to get some energy.
07:59 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Reject the Pact! Protect the democracy! Wake up my fellows! Protect Taiwan!
07:59 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Let’s cheer ourselves up with the slogans.
07:59 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Have you get yourselves some food, everyone? [audience] Yes!
07:58 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Now we have to ask everybody to wake up. If your neighbors are still sleeping, please wake them up! Please wake up our partner.
07:56 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Let’s do a check on the situation about once every five minute. Thank you!
07:55 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Don’t be provoked everyone, keep calm. This is a protest with manner and peace without any violent. We are not asked for discussing the Pact line by line, but rejecting it at all. There is a huge difference between the discussion and rejection.
07:49 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Cheer up, everyone. (applause)
07:48 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) So don’t be nervous everyone, maintain your position and make sure that everything around you is okay. If any situation happens, please go back to your assigned position, don’t stressed out. I am tired, too. Right, so relax everyone, give yourselves some confidence, okay? [Audience] ok!
07:47 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Actually we are tired. The people in power are busy fighting each other, deciding if Ma Ying-jeou is in charge or Wang Jin-pyng is. But we should give some applause to ourselves. (applause)
07:47 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Are we tired? [Audience] No!
07:40 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] Everyone who is not on duty, please come forward so we can have a head count.
07:40 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] Police are gathering at the outside directly in front of us. There are so many policemen out there, so please be prepared. Please give some reinforcement to the door No. 2.
07:37 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [director] On the right-hand side of the hall there is ice water available. Please help yourselves.
07:34 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Rumor says that the entrance on the side of Ji-Nan Rd has been broken in by the police. That is NOT TRUE. We here in the meeting hall are constantly having status reports from each location; so far all entrances are intact.
07:29 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] As long as we have enough people inside and outside the Legislative Yuan, the police won’t have heavy acts. It has been a few days so far. Thanks for every attention from you all, and thanks for the hard work done by everyone. Adjust the angle of the broadcast.
07:26 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] The news from all areas have been gathering. (Remark: people in Legislative Yuan are waking up, they are more energetic now :) )
07:23 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] The new broadcaster is ready. The police officers are doing their replacement
07:20 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Let’s check how many people are guarding each door. Please clean your area - door 2 is lack of men, door 3 is ok, door 4 is ok, door 5 needs 6 more, door 6 is ok, door 7 is ok, door 8 is ok. For people in the center, please go to help those in need.
07:17 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: whoever haven’t get their breakfast should get their breakfast, and we should get ready. We’re not sure about what’s happening outside, so we should be more careful.
07:15 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The live video is still not available. It is to be confirmed whether there are something behind this. At Linsen S. Rd. the police has gathered and some police officers are replacing others. They don’t seem like trying an assault now.
07:07 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: There is now breakfast in the hall, please come to get some. If there are people who are still asleep near where you are, please wake them up gently. Congratulations to us all that we manage to get some sleep until 7 am. Also, we are now on the headline of CNN Asia. The world is watching closely to see what is happening in Taiwan. The outlets under the seats on the first floor are still working. Please report immediately if they stopped functioning.
07:05 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Right now the youtube video for Ching-Tao E. Rd. has been interrupted. We now only have the Ustream video inside Legislative Yuan. We’ll inform you of any further news.
06:59 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Director: Everyone should wake up shortly, people in the meeting hall are all awake preparing to be ready.
06:59 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Director: Please stand close to each other! Don’t get alone, otherwise we might get taken away one-by-one by the police.
06:56 (Chi-Nan Road) People nearby inform us that the police team is moving toward 8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd.. Please come and help us if you can. The police have already gathered at the intersection.
06:52 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Nearby people have provided us some hot soups. Come and get them if you want. Students from Nat’l Cheng-Kung Univ. and Tainan Girls’ Senior High have arrived Ching-Tao E. Rd.
06:51 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) Director: there are two police cars coming here; the police officers get off the cars and seem to be taking actions.
06:49 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Just giving a regular report that everything is fine here, except that it’s really hot inside...
06:37 (Ching-Tao E. Ed.) [announcement] 240 students on six buses from Nat’l Cheng-Kung Univ. had arrived to join us half an hour ago.
06:34 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) The rain has stopped. The Civil Forum is still going on. The police have taken no action so far.
06:16 (Ching-Tao E. Rd.) If available please support the weak point at the corner of Zhen-Jiang St. and Ching-Tao E. Rd, right in front of the 7-11.
06:03 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) We are handing over the breakfast right now. If you’re hungry you should get them first.
06:00 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) We are need of men at 8th Lane, Linsen S. Rd. We need 100 people from outside of Ching-Tao E. Rd. to move there (and also our team members). There could be where the police make an assault.
05:54 (PTT) Because of the rain, the resource team is in URGENT need of large wood board or large piece of cloth to cover other resources so they don’t get wet.
05:49 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) Sources suggests that the police is waiting for the heavy rain to disperse some people, after which they can launch an assault. Please hold on, after the just-arriving group come we can take turn to take showers.
05:45 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) Friends who said they want a group singing can come to us. There is a gentleman who can help on the background music.
05:39 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) Six buses that came from Tainan is arriving, and 300 students are joining us. Let’s cheer up.
05:38 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] It’s raining even more harder. Please find places to hind and make sure you have umbrella or rain gears, and keep yourself warm (Remark: If you need umbrella or rain gears, you can get them from our resource team. Don’t get wet - you have to keep yourself warm. Also if there are people on the internet who wants to provide resources, please contact the team on site via PTT.
05:34 (Ching-Tao site) [Announcement] The police are likely to launches an assault as this time, as it’s our weakest moment.
05:34 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] It seems to be raining harder and harder. Our friends outside should take care.
05:18 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Thank you to everybody. Also please take a nap if you’re really tired.
05:13 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Our directer wants to remind everybody that we are not going to take any violence action. Make sure we behave well. Also since there are many resources coming, please help with the trash thus produced and keep the site clean. Thank you.
05:10 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) It’s slightly raining now. If you need rain gears you can get them from resource team. Also, at the intersection of Sec. 1, Chi-Nan Road and Linsen S. Rd. there are two police cars which get put a lots of Post-it note. Please DON’T do it. Thanks!
05:09 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] It starts to rain outside, please support the friends outside by sending them the rain gears.
05:06 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] The air conditioner is turned off right now. By the way, in London we have people in Taiwan who wants to express support to us.
05:05 (Internet) http://goo.gl/msoErd This is a petition to the white house. We now have 4822 signatures. If we can get 100 thousands, we can draw the attention of the white house.
05:02 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] It’s five am now. The police is taking no action. Also we’re using ethernet network card.
04:56 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) In Chiayi(嘉義) there are people who are planning to protest there. If you’re in Chiayi and cannot come to Taipei, maybe you’d like to go to Chiayi city hall to help them. Also, on PTT there are people who wants to provide us buns. We’d like to ask people on site to help us get contact with him/her.
04:55 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Thank you, everybody.
04:52 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) In Chiayi(嘉義) there are people who are planning to protest there. If you’re in Chiayi and cannot come to Taipei, maybe you’d like to go to Chiayi city hall to help them. Also, on PTT there are people who wants to provide us buns. We’d like to ask people on site to help us get contact with him/her.
04:47 According to PTT BBS #97925 post, it is said that a few unknown persons have penetrated into the Legislative Yuan, staying here camouflaged as students, with an intention to make complications when the police launches an assault. Please be on guard our citizen friends here in the meeting hall!!
04:43 (Ching-Tao E. Rd. site) For friends here who is free, you may help us cleaning the site, reducing the work load of our team. If you’d like to smoke or drink, that’s ok. Just be careful not to do things that might allow some media to produce negative news on us.
04:41 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] Thanks to people who have been helping on word broadcast. Answering a question of foreign friends: we have been here for two days.
04:40 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [Broadcaster] Bottled water is needed in here; our sites outside can use some bug repellents; there are many mosquitoes out there. It’s about dawn time; please take care.
04:38 (Ching-Tao E Rd site) We have fewer people at Lin-Son S Rd side (such that the police is easier to breakthrough from there). We encourage friends who just came here to move over there (to fortify the spot). Also a friendly reminder that please refrain trash and cigarette ashes to proper disposition.
04:34 (Ching-Tao site) Right now we are a bit short of resources. Please tell your friends about this - we are in need of food. Instant noodle will not help, since we have no access of hot water. Please send these resource to the resource station on Ching-Tao E. Rd. Thank you very much!
04:32 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [Broadcaster] If there is no clear reaction until Friday, the demonstration is not going to be removed on the weekend. Some people inside the Meeting Hall need to leave and rest. The air inside is quite bad. The power plugs on the second floor are still working; on the first floor we are not sure.
04:30 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [Broadcaster] The time is 4:30 am. The police have taken no action so far. It’s still peaceful in Legislative Yuan.
04:23 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [Broadcaster] The time is 4:23 am. Everything seems all right here.
04:19 (Ching-Tao E Rd site) [broadcaster] If anyone find an unknown broadcasting vehicle around Ching-Tao E Rd and Lin-Son S Rd that is trying to agitate the crowds, please help to ask it to leave.
04:13 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [Broadcaster] The resting friends have all one by one awoken. We are communicating to the people outside and they are preparing breakfast to deliver it into the parliament.
04:11 (Ching-Tao E. Rd site) Again safety is important. Make sure you are with other people. If you meet somebody dangerous or aggressive, you can still ask for help from the police. There was just an Apple Daily news saying there are gangsters around and driven away by the police.
04:01 (Meeting Hall) [Broadcaster] It is now 4 AM, while the police has not launched further actions. Currently there’s no way (for people outside) to enter the Legislative Yuan.
03:58 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Bon courage, everyone in the building or outside or in front of your computer screen. Right now there is a limit on the number of people allowed in the building, so free passage is not permitted. Silent protest outside is also important for our cause. Everybody counts.
03:54 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Apologies to the friend who sent egg rolls from Hsinchu; please post on facebook or contact your friends outside the area by yourself. We do not have communications with the outside. It’s almost 4am, good job all.
03:50 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Please will everyone focus on "Opposing the STA, Protecting our Democracy." Don’t be misled by issues like who is reporting the events or other thing like that. Right now we do not have free access in or out of the building, and the first floor is poised for conflict.
03:48 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Just now the director explained that if you are dragged out by the police, please take a taxi back to ChingDao E. Rd. to continue protesting. If you are sent to the Control Yuan, please call the Judical Reform Foundation or your lawyer. You can remain silent until your lawyer arrives. I’m not familiar with law issues, and so won’t be able to answer you, apologies.
03:45 (Ching-Tao) Director: Someone has donated a guitar; we welcome anyone to come and perform. Please be careful when climbing over the walls, so as not to damage public property such as CCTV cameras. Be careful in your actions.
03:43 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcaster] We need medical staff tomorrow morning around 7 AM. We are short of 15 people. We expect to maintain a medical staff of 30 persons here. Thank you in advance for those medical staff who can come to the scene and support us.
03:38 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Personally, I don’t think we should ever target at media reporters even if they are hostile against us, since they’re just doing their job. We just want to attain the change we want: "Oppose the STA, Protect our Democracy," that’s all. The Anti-Intransparency event in Taichung will be held at 19:00 (7pm), 3/20, at the Citizen’s Square.
03:35 (Ching-Tao) Broadcaster: The Civil Forum going on at ChingDao E. Rd. is going on without incident.
03:34 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Thank you everyone, we have sufficient supply now, thanks.
03:32 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Compared to yesterday’s situation, all the police from north of Changhwa have been gathered here, so hopefully everyone will come support us; we need to surround the police and not let them surround us. We also have sufficient medical personnel inside, as you can see on the right hand side of the feed. We know the police are not after us personally; it’s because there is this protest that they have to be here, we all want this to go down peacefully. As for safety problems, we are peaceful both inside and outside the building right now, everyone is safe, do not worry.
03:29 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: There are more media people on the second floor (of the meeting room), so there is no shortage of power there, please do not worry. If you’re tired get some rest for now.
03:23 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: According to sources, the next important time might be 4am, it’s 3:22am right now. We believe that our pleas will be heard. We expect to continue this occupation until Friday, when the Legislative Yuan meeting takes place. We do not yet have a Japanese translator, so we cannot explain to our Japanese friends, apologies. If you are coming to the protest, please come with friends; the police will detain loners. We have not heard about the event in Taitung. However we are sure there will be an anti-intransparency rally in Tainan tomorrow.
03:22 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: We’re not offline; if the feed disappears try reloading the webpage. All supplies are sufficient at this point; not need to send more in. You can reach the Legislative Yuan from exit 2 of the MRT NTU Hospital Station or exit M8 of Taipei Main Station.
03:20 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: We’re seeing Taiwanese in London posting about the incident on facebook, helping us protect our democracy. Great job guys.
03:19 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: I’m not sure what time on Friday the Legislative Yuan meeting will be held; that needs to be fact-checked. Apologies.
03:18 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast] Basically Friday will be the most important day, because it’s the day when the Service and Trade Agreement is to be brought up in Legislative Yuan. We will then see if we need to take further actions, like a parade or so. It will be an important time for the current issue and society. Right now in Legislative Yuan we still have the electricity on the second floor, and but so sure about the first floor. No matter where you are watching us from, you are more than welcomed to come to Taipei and join us. We don’t know if Apple Daily is still live broadcasting what’s happening here. If you are tired, you should probably just go to sleep and come to stand with us tomorrow.
03:18 (ChingDao) Director: If anyone has anything to say, you’re welcome to pass me a note.
03:15 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Thank you everyone, this stream was started by DaGe (Big Brother), though we’re not making any money, we’re doing this out of our own will. The video may be a bit spotty due to bad reception. You may need to bring your own water if you’re planning to go the bathroom. The time is 3:15, there has not been an assault, thank you for your continued support.
03:12 (Meeting Hall) Broadcast Announcer: Hi everyone, we have enough drinking water in the meeting room already; but there is not enough tap water to wash our hands or flush the toilets. The AC seems to be on, but it is very weak. Please do not worry; though there are people sleeping, we have arranged students to be on alert at every door in preparation for a police assault. The television media has also been with us all this time.
03:05 (Ching-Tao E Rd ) We are having Civil Forum, and people from everywhere are coming up to the stage to share their opinions.
03:01 (Meeting Hall) Broadcast Announcer: Here’s a report; everything is alright in the meeting room right now. Thank you all for staying with us up until now, no matter if you’re here on site or not, we are making Taiwanese history. The video may be blurry because it was moved or there’s a problem with focusing.
02:57 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast announcer] On the right side of the meeting room there is our medical team who are dressed in white. They are there in preparation for the expected police charge or power shutdown, which could happen soon. Hang in there everyone. Now the time is close to the said police charge time, which could be anytime between 3 AM to 5 AM.
02:54 (Meeting hall) Live Streamer: The previous report may have caused some negative views, and we apologise for that. It’s 2:54am, and we’re waiting to see if the police will act at 3am. On the right is our E light, our medical station.
02:52 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [announcement from the stage] Time is 2:50 AM. Please take some rest; you will be notified with any situation. Again, please rest, and get closer to people you know.
02:51 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast announcer] We don’t have water to wash the toilets or wash our hands. As for electricity, there is still power on the second floor.
02:48 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast announcer] because of lack of equipment, we are still using ipad for the online video broadcast. Beside this, we have plenty of food and drinkable water here. The DPP party had promised to provide future necessary resources. Right now we have no facebook page. We are waiting for further moves from the police, and hope you’ll keep with us.
02:49 (ChingDao) Director: Those attending the Civil Forum are welcome to join us. The crowd is growing, so would everyone please remain disciplined outside and do not push around.
02:49 (From southern Taiwan) People in Kaohsiung are fighting with us.
02:47 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [broadcast announcer] Right now we are having some meals. People should go to the restroom if needed and take a rest, and wait for future actions of the police if any. Let’s cheer up.
02:45 (Meeting Hall) Director: Here’s a report; we have enough supplies right now, but water is crucial; there are a lot of unclaimed water bottles at the podium, please will everybody take care of the resources we have.
02:42 (Legislative Yuan reporter) Right now in the Legislative Yuan we are short of water for washing hands and toilet. Also we now do security checks for entering the meeting room; for example we discovered a hammer and get rid of it.
02:41 (Meeting Hall) We’ve just received news that besides the aggregation of police, the street leading to the back door of the Legislative yuan has also been controlled. Because we control the front and side gates, they may attempt to drag us out from there. Everyone sit more loosely and relax for now, but don’t relax too much either.
02:44 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) 5 Tour buses from Southern Taiwan just arrived at the site, with about 250 people.
02:40 (Meeting Hall) LS Cameraman: Are you all familiar with the STA? There are a lot of people posting links on facebook today, you can click one of those to know more; we are peaceful and rational, we don’t want to conflict with the police.
02:38 (Meeting Room) Live stream cameraman: I’’ll adjust the angle to give a better view and charge the camera.
02:36 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall Broadcast Announcer: There could be some enemy spies among us in this meeting room. We will watch out; people here all keep an eye on anyone who we don’t know.
02:35 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Director: Defend Taiwan! Reject the Service and Trade Agreement. OK, folks, please pack your belongings and move to where you should be. We have 8 doors, you could move to the door with lesser people
02:35 Event reported by Time http://time.com/29771/taiwan-parliament-occupied-over-china-trade-pact/
(Media overseas) TIME website just published a report on this event. http://time.com/29771/taiwan-parliament-occupied-over-china-trade-pact/
02:30 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Medical depot: If you need vitamin-C, please contact the medical depot. (People singing together)
02:27 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Today I observed that there were around two thousand people on Ji-Nan Rd. (both sides, outside the Legislative Yuan). If the police is smart, they will not close in unto us (who are in the meeting room), in that if the police closes in, they may be closed in (by our partners outside) too. So we are relatively safe staying inside here, today. People outside are guarding the legislation of the country, just like us who are inside. They are not here for a concert.
02:28 (ChingDao) Student from Hong Kong: Hope Taiwan won’t end up like Hong Kong, I’m here to support!
02:27 (Moving) Director at Jinan St.: Police are friendly to student. Both sides are friendly to each other. Please don’t trust some media report.
02:20 Chinese Student activist and Tiananmen survivor Wuerkaixi made a speech:
02:20 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Wu’erkaixi (student leader in China’s Tiananmen protests of 1989) shows up and is giving some words of encouragement, asking students to step up and step out for this historical moment.
02:19 (Meeting Hall) Let us welcome one of the leaders of China’s June 4 Tiananmen Student Movement, Mr. Wuerkaixi!
02:19 (ChingDao E. Rd) Announcer: Reminder again: There are some unknown party, dressed in black, closing in the ChingTao E. Rd. site.
02:17 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) We want to say sorry for just having some bad words in the announcement in the meeting room in Legislative Yuan. We might have different opinions, but please don’t be aggressive toward the police officers - they are just following the order of their managers. We would like to have a peaceful protest, and we simply want to defend our democracy and against the current Service and Trade Agreement.
02:15 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) Announcer: Sorry, we had to reboot the network, which might cause interruption of the live broadcast. Please understand we are just some college students.
02:01 (Ching-Tao E Rd) There will be 5 buses arrive from the central Taiwan, 6 buses from southern Taiwan tomorrow.
01:58 (Ching-Tao E. Rd) There seemed to be some people dressed in black setting fireworks in the street. Please avoid unattended cardboard boxes and keep alert. If something like that happens again, please avoid conflicts with those people.
02:02 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: As far as we know, this event has been reported on CNN / BBC, we are not sure about French, Spain media, but we already have a Germany version for our Germany friend on the Facebook.
1:59 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: We understand that the biker gang has left. We are not very up to date regarding events outside. Please search for the live stream outside Parliament on Youtube. Thank you all for your concern.
01:57 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Thanks for your concern, we do have volunteers running security check, there is not too much trouble .
01:50 (Meeting Hall) Director: Everyone please quiet down, this is a very serious thing, we’ve seen before how political parties use such acts to besmirch civil demonstrations. We cannot really deal with this thoroughly. We will check for weapons among protesters soon, and we reiterate that people should move in pairs, do not move around alone.
(Meeting Hall) Director: we just found a hammer, sorry to those friends with big backpacks, we might need to take a look to keep us safe.
01:47 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Hall) [Director] My apology that my voice is broken. Tell you something cool: Did someone say we were on Turkish news? We are now the headline of Hong-Kong news media! It goes like this: "Protesting against black-boxed trade pact with China, Taiwanese students......" (lost of signal) ....Sorry let me continue later, my apology; now here is a serious thing --- you all know there were some motorized gangsters on Ching-Tao E Rd. earlier. It is said that some of them has penetrated in here. Please, do avoid argument and conflict with anyone you don’t know. Please sit on the ground and avoid any conflict.
01:46 (Meeting Hall) Director: we’re on the front page of the Apple Daily Hong Kong
01:30 (Legislative Yuan Meeting Room) Broadcast Announcer: Until now we have occupied this Legislative Yuan meeting hall for 66 hours. Hang in there everyone!
01:06 (Meeting Hall) Broadcaster: Commentators please stay calm and follow proper etiquette guidelines while leaving a comment.