Activists rally at the legislature

DEMOCRACY FAILING:The activists want lawmakers to return power to the people by making it easier to recall elected officials, as well as to hold and pass referendums

Taipei Times
Date:  Apr 11, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan March and several other groups yesterday “besieged” the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to

Academia Sinica researcher Huang Kuo-chang, right, former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Lin I-hsiung, second right, and other activists join hands around the legislature in Taipei yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the end of the Sunflower movement’s occupation of the legislative chamber.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Academia Sinica researcher Huang Kuo-chang, right, former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Lin I-hsiung, second right, and other activists join hands around the legislature in Taipei yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the end of the Sunflower movement’s occupation of the legislative chamber. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

call for amendments to the Referendum Act (公民投票法) and to mark the anniversary of the end of the occupation of the legislative chamber by Sunflower movement protesters on April 10 last year.

The groups called for a “return” to the Legislative Yuan yesterday and demanded that it “return rights to the people.”

The protesters are calling for changes to the Referendum Act and the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act (公職人員選舉罷免法) — as the groups say that the thresholds are too high to make referendums and recalls feasible.     [FULL  STORY]

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