On Nov. 21, 2008, more than 300 Taiwan Americans rallied against the recent human rights and freedom of speech violation in Taiwan.
Protests are a way of voice and are entitled to be protected under law. At the scene, there were only three police that stood in front of the private building to keep protesters away from entering the private property. They were also present to make sure everything and everyone is safe and equally protected.
Terry from the Formosa Foundation in Los Angeles elaborated on how the protests work in the US and commented on Taiwan's recent roll-back on her road to modern society.
Mr. Chiang, a noted attorney at law, also spoke on the police's role in protests. He pointed out that any inappropriate handling of the protests is subject to criminal and civil justice and named Los Angeles's case as an example. He also pointed out the importance of police training. The outdated "crack down" approach under the assumption of "riot" needs to be abandoned particularly in the case of Freedom of Speech.
We strongly support the courageous student's sit-in protest in Taiwan. If a government is not capable of even listening to her people, this government should be voted down.
Mr. Ma, enough is enough. So far, I have not seen anything you have done that deserve your votes. It is you who should go home.