為達最佳瀏覽效果,建議使用 Chrome、Firefox 或 Microsoft Edge 的瀏覽器。

請至Edge官網下載 請至FireFox官網下載 請至Google官網下載
晴時多雲

限制級
您即將進入之新聞內容 需滿18歲 方可瀏覽。
根據「電腦網路內容分級處理辦法」修正條文第六條第三款規定,已於網站首頁或各該限制級網頁,依台灣網站分級推廣基金會規定作標示。 台灣網站分級推廣基金會(TICRF)網站:http://www.ticrf.org.tw

《TAIPEI TIMES》 More than 30,000 attend LY protests

People hold signs opposing bills proposed by the opposition during a protest at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. 
Photo: Lo Pei-de, Taipei Times

People hold signs opposing bills proposed by the opposition during a protest at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Lo Pei-de, Taipei Times

2024/06/22 03:00

’SIX STRONG FORCES’: Part of the ‘Bluebird movement,’ the event organizers said they would continue to scrutinize opposition lawmakers’ reform bills

By Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Demonstrators outside the Legislative Yuan yesterday finished a three-day protest against reform bill packages proposed by opposition parties. Event organizers said that about 30,000 people joined the protest last night.

The three-day protests, which are part of the “Bluebird movement” — protest against legislative reform bills proposed by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) lawmakers, who say they are to enhance the power of the legislature — were organized by more than 50 civil society groups.

The event organizers said yesterday that their efforts would continue in the coming weeks.

They said they would form six working groups to continue to monitor the legislative process and oppose enacting the bills.

“It is the consolidation of ‘six strong forces’ of civil society groups to scrutinize and track the legislative process,” said Hsu Kuan-tse (許冠澤), deputy secretary of the Economic Democracy Union, which was one of the organizers of the protests.

Hsu said that the working groups would focus on the specific scope of the bills, including the KMT’s attempt to restart the Special Investigation Division, construct three major transportation projects in eastern Taiwan, regain control of China Youth Corps assets, restore the operating license of CTi TV News, raise the threshold for recalls against elected representatives and water down the Anti-Infiltration Act (反滲透法).

“This week’s ‘Bluebird’ gathering has shown the strength of Taiwan’s civil society ... each day has seen thousands of people participating at these outdoor lectures and speeches, who were not deterred by the scorching heat and thunder storms, and showed their courage and determination to protest outside the Legislative Yuan,” Taiwan Citizen Front executive Lo Yi (羅宜) said.

“We are here to condemn KMT and TPP lawmakers who obey the instruction of their party leaders, for which they stand contrary to the public will. They will certainly pay the price,” Lo said.

Other speakers said that a number of constituencies have started recall campaigns against KMT legislators.

The KMT yesterday mobilized its supporters to stage a counter-protest nearby the Bluebird protesters on the other side of the closed section of the road. No violent incidents were reported.

KMT officially named their counterprotest the “Blue Eagle Action.” Participants convened in their thousands and listened to speeches by KMT politicians on stage. They also spoke about initiating recall campaing against DPP legislators.

The two sites were separated by metal barriers, and a large number of police officers were on duty to ensure people kept to their own section and no scuffles broke out.

The “Blue Eagle Action” protesters arrived shortly after 8am, and they departed by midday.

新聞來源:TAIPEI TIMES

Supporters of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) take part in a rally at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Tien Yu-hua, Taipei Times

Supporters of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) take part in a rally at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Tien Yu-hua, Taipei Times

不用抽 不用搶 現在用APP看新聞 保證天天中獎  點我下載APP  按我看活動辦法

焦點今日熱門

2024巴黎奧運

看更多!請加入自由時報粉絲團

網友回應

載入中
此網頁已閒置超過5分鐘,請點擊透明黑底或右下角 X 鈕。