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‘Bluebird Movement’ Draws 30,000 Outside Legislature, Though Third Reading of Controversial Bill Takes Place

Controversial legal changes pushed for by the KMT and TPP passed their third reading today. As such, it is a question what happens next, with protests against the new bills having exploded from 300 demonstrating outside of the legislature on May 17th, to 30,000 on May 21st, and the current peak of over 100,000 on May 24th. Today's demonstration has drawn 30,000 to date, with it unclear what happens next...

A Look at the ‘Bluebird Movement’ in Photos

Demonstrations to date against the pan-Blue camp's power grab have now been termed the "Bluebird Movement." At present, we are putting a call out to readers to contribute their photo and video documentation of the demonstration through this Google form, in the interests of archiving the protest. Here are some of the contributions to date. Thank you again to all who have contributed so far. See you on the streets tomorrow!...

100,000 Demonstrate in Taipei Against Pan-Blue Camp’s Power Grab

Over 100,000 demonstrated in Taipei today against the legal amendments that the KMT and TPP are intent on railroading through the Taiwanese legislature. The demonstration started at 9 AM and ended around midnight when the legislative session ended. The protest was clearly one of the largest demonstrations in Taiwan since the 2014 Sunflower Movement, particularly seeing as most protests of this size in the years since then have been daytime protests that were planned ahead of time, and took place during the daytime on weekends...

30,000 in the Streets of Taipei: Today’s Protest Outside the Legislature in Photos

As today's demonstration against the KMT and TPP's efforts to expand prosecutorial powers continues, we present a series of photos by Em Gunter of the protests. As of late afternoon, the protest has now reached 30,000 individuals, the same size as the demonstration on Tuesday. The protests are expanded as night falls, particularly as tonight is Friday night, compared to how Tuesday was a weekday...

A Look at Tuesday’s Demonstration Outside the Legislature in Photos

Ahead of tomorrow's protest outside of the legislature against the KMT and TPP's efforts to expand prosecutorial powers, which is expected to be a large-scale demonstration, we present photos and documentation from the demonstration of 30,000 against the KMT and TPP on Tuesday. We are putting a call out to readers to contribute their photo and video documentation of the upcoming demonstration, in the interests of archiving the protest. ...