Date: Jul 05, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday added an iron gate to the entrance of its
building and put barbed wire on its outer fences ahead of demonstrations planned for today by high-school students protesting against the ministry’s adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines.
Several student groups held a news conference yesterday announcing that protests in Taipei and Taichung are planned for today.
In both cities, black umbrellas are to be held up to symbolize the amendment of the curricula having been “shrouded in darkness.”
Protesters also plan to throw paper planes into the ministry in Taipei and the K-12 Education Administration office in Taichung, carrying students’ messages to Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) urging the government to postpone the roll-out and demanding a fair education system, the student groups said. [FULL STORY]