Thursday, September 11, 2008

The August 30 Rally

On August 30 - 100 days since Ma Ying-jeou assumed office as President of Taiwan - several thousand people, if not several hundred thousand people, rallied in downtown Taipei. The rally was organized by the DPP and other "green" political parties, and we saw many expressions of Taiwanese nationalism, support for Taiwan's bid to join the United Nations, and concern over the Taiwanese economy.

Although it wasn't an official anti-Ma protest, there were many anti-Ma signs. The general attitude of the crowd was that Ma is too close to China and has not done enough to help the Taiwanese economy.

The people at the rally were very friendly and the whole event was very peaceful.

For more pictures and commentary of the August 30 rally, there's Michael Turton's blog.

Two more bits of English:

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