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Collection of photos of the end to the Sunflower Student Movement occupation of the Legislative Yuan on April 10th, from Taipei Times.

TOP: Student protesters and members of the public last night hold up their lit mobile phones on Jinan Road in Taipei, where they gathered after students evacuated the Legislative Yuan. Apr 11, 2014 Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times
BOTTOM LEFT: Police take control of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei after students evacuated the premises yesterday. Apr 11, 2014  Photo: Lo Pei-der, Taipei Times
BOTTOM RIGHT: Students hold sunflowers as they leave the Legislative Yuan yesterday and enter Jinan Road in Taipei. Apr 11, 2014 Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

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Why Taiwan’s Protesters Stuck it Out.

Also see: Sunflower Protesters Open Up.

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From Taiwan Voice Facebook: Summary of Sunflower Movement’s reasons for ending occupation of Legislative Yuan

BREAKING NEWS: Students of the #SunflowerMovement will voluntarily vacate the Legislative Yuan this Thursday 6pm. Calling on people to gather at the LY as students and the Sunflower Movement move back into society. Reasons for their decision written in an official statement, summarized below.

At a press conference Monday night at 8:00 p.m., the student leaders announced that their student movement has evolved to a state of becoming a citizens’ movement. They also asserted that the occupation of the Legislative Yuan was one of many actions they are ready to take. The Sunflower Movement has most definitely not stopped.

More, they have satisfied the following demands:

(1) Regulations for cross strait agreement monitoring: The Citizen’s version of the cross strait agreement monitoring draft bill has been sent into the Legislative Yuan. The Executive Yuan has also sent their version.

(2) Pass the cross strait agreement monitoring act before passing the trade pact: Wang Jing-Pyng promised to not hold any negotiation between the KMT and the opposition parties.

(3) Hold a citizen’s constitutional meeting: Students and citizens group already held Grassroot Citizen Constitutional Forum on April 6, and used the decisions made during the meeting to hold a forum inside the Legislative Yuan on April 8th. The movement has already provided the results of the citizen’s constitutional meeting to society.

(4) Retract the Trade Pact: According to the meeting on March 24 in the the Legislative Yuan, the Legislators have agreed to request the Executive Yuan to retract the trade pact and re-initiate negotiation. The Legislative Yuan will continue dealing with this issue.

Students also added that the whole of Taiwanese society has become a legislative chamber. The students will face all legal ramifications for their actions as they stand resolutely behind them.

by kosei s. 

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