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Civic groups join students for mass protest in Taipei

Civic groups join students for mass protest in Taipei
Civic groups join students for mass protest in Taipei

Civic groups join students for mass protest

Civic groups join students for mass protest in Taipei

The protest against the Ministry of Education (MOE) has turned into a mass demonstration after various civic groups joined in with the students at the government building in Taipei to protest against the curriculum changes on Sunday.

Together the protesters chanted the withdrawal of a revised curriculum they say aims to promote Beijing's 'One China' policy, reports said.

Over 500 disgruntled students and civic members took to the streets of Taipei, starting from the MOE at 4 p.m. all the way to the Legislative Yuan in Zhongshan South Road, and then back to the education ministry via Qingdao East Road. Together they plan to do three to four lapses for about an hour before ending their manifestation at around 6 p.m.

Over the past few weeks, young activists have taken to the streets en masse, struggling with police and forcing their approach into the education ministry, in protest against the government’s pro-Beijing stance.

On Saturday, the student protestors urged Education Minister Wu Se-hua to step down and withdraw the so-called “black box” curriculum changes, but instead they were met with Wu’s reluctance to comply with their demands.

According to official statements released by the ministry, Wu has agreed to hold talks with student leaders on Monday in a bid to resolve the curriculum dispute.


Updated : 2021-09-20 00:38 GMT+08:00