Thousands of students in Taiwan have stormed and occupied the Ministry of Education to demand an end to the proposed implementation of a China-centric teaching curriculum tomorrow. (July 31)
High School student Dai Lin (林冠華)the spokesperson for the Anti-Curriculum Changes Alliance has committed suicide.
Yesterday Lin was found dead in his room with a grill burning coal and the windows sealed with tape.
Lin, one of the protesters arrested on Thursday night last week after entering the Ministry of Education building to protest against the ministry’s controversial adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines, was facing criminal charges after being released on NT$20,000 bail on Friday.
The alliance, made up of college professors, high-school teachers and a number of civic groups, said that the protests were unable to gain the ministry’s attention and the students’ hands were forced, adding that their subsequent efforts have been met with persecution.
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Video report from Sunday (Aug 2nd) by Revolution News Taiwan correspondent Sky Lee
Video report from Friday morning by Revolution News Taiwan correspondent Sky Lee.
— Ketty W. Chen (@HelloKetty1998) July 30, 2015
For more background, here are video reports of recent student protest, by Revolution News Taiwan correspondent Sky Lee.
Report from July 5th
Report from July 22nd 3pm.
Report from July 22nd 10pm.
Video of Thursday the 23rd occupation of the Ministry of Education.
Posted by Fanny Tsai on Thursday, July 23, 2015