By: Chen Chih-chung and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Students blaming a fellow student’s alleged suicide on the Ministry of Education (MOE) moved their protest late Thursday to the Legislative Yuan and demanded that lawmakers act to abolish the controversial high school curriculum guidelines.
The long-simmering protest intensified after Lin Kuan-hua (林冠華), a former spokesman for the protest movement on the issue, was found dead earlier in the day in what was believed to be a suicide.
Lin’s death triggered calls for Education Minister Wu Se-hwa to step down, and protesting students and supporters continued their protest outside the MOE compound, wishing Wu “a good night’s sleep.”
By 10:15 p.m., some of the protesters had mounted the walls of nearby Legislative Yuan compound and displayed banners calling for Wu’s resignation and legislative action to do away with the MOE revisions of history curriculum guidelines. [FULL STORY]