KMT’S RESPONSE:Legislator Lee Guei-min said the protesters had breached the Criminal Code. Hung Hsiu-chu said ‘protest backers’ must leave the students alone
Date: Jul 26, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin and Alison Hsiao / Staff reporters
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday said legal action by the Ministry of
Education against students is a “big joke,” after a group broke into the ministry building late on Thursday night in a protest over proposed adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines.
“The ministry broke the law with the proposed curriculum guidelines, and now it is bringing legal action against students,” DPP spokesperson Huang Di-ying (黃帝穎) said. “If Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) does not withdraw the action against the students, he will destroy his image and blight his conscience, becoming a dirty politician with a bad name that will follow him for the rest of his life.”
Thirty-three people, including three journalists, were detained by police after they entered the building. The protesters were released late on Friday after posting bail ranging from NT$10,000 to NT$30,000. The journalists were placed under house arrest after each refused to pay NT$10,000 bail. [FULL STORY]