By: Chen Chi-chung and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Activists opposed to the revised senior high school history curriculum guidelines, officially adopted Saturday, continued their sit-in protest in the Education Ministry’s compound, although in a more peaceful manner.
As tensions began to ease, the police removed the barricade Saturday morning, which it had used against the crowd since Thursday, when the activists gathered at the ministry to stop the textbook guidelines from being implemented.
The protesters — mostly high school and college students — have been demanding the withdrawal of the controversial guidelines, that Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) step down, and that the ministry drop charges against protesters arrested the previous week for breaking into the ministry’s building. [FULL STORY]