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517 March to Protest the Parade and Assembly Law: Video Translation!

May 16, 2009
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We are pleased to provide an English translation for our Taiwanese-language video regarding the 517 March. We have included time markers to help you follow along with the video.

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My dear fellow citizens, friends, and family!
We will be marching forward together soon
Towards freedom! Towards democracy!

[0”10: Mr. Huang Hsin-chieh, April 19th, 1992. A dedicated democratic soul]

Sometimes, the choice to disobey regulations
Is based upon a higher belief in democracy and justice.

[0”25: May 19th, 1987: Protesters demand that the KMT lift martial law in Taiwan]

They stood strong and united, despite living under a repressive regime.
Though they seemed alone at the time,
History has proven that they made the right choice.

[0”37: April 19th, 1992. Marching for the right to hold direct presidential elections]

And they did succeed in the end.

Today, the mission to protect Taiwan’s democracy has been placed in our hands.
We must bravely carry on with this mission.

[0’46”: February 28th, 2004. Hand in Hand to Protect Taiwan Rally]

24 hour silent sit-in protest
Against the “martial law edition” of the Parade and Assembly Law
May 17th: The protest begins on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei

Oppose China, Protect Taiwan

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