By: Jocylin FC, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Six students were arrested for entering the Ministry of Education on July 23. They
appeared for a court hearing in Taipei on September 24 and held an impromptu press conference outside of Taipei District Prosecutors Office afterwards and told the press they will take all legal responsibility for their actions.
Although the Minister of Education, Wu Se-hwa, said he would withdraw the lawsuit against the students in August, the lawsuit continues. The six students will be summoned again on October 7. On July 23, the police officers of Zhongzheng First Police Precinct arrested the protesters and reporters after the ministry said it would sue anyone who breached its compound.
The students told the press that if Wu really want to help the students, he should persuade the curriculum committee to be more transparent with their procedures. Wu said he learned the students were sued after he read the newspaper. The students said when Wu stated that he learned the students were sued from the newspaper, he has undermined the minister’s credibility. [FULL STORY]