This is a short overview of the various occupy movements that have occupied and protested peacefully outside the Taiwanese parliament that have received little to not coverage from the western media, especially when compared to the anti-Chinese Sunflower movement.
An assortment of retired police officers and firefighters who are protesting against the substantial pension cuts that President Tsai Ing-Wen are trying to push through. Over 100 000 people marches against Tsai’s government in March.
They are named after the 800 soldiers who famously defended the Sihang Warehouse against overwhelming Japanese forces in World War 2.
Taiwanese Indigenous Groups
Taiwanese indigenous people led by community leaders such as Mayaw Biho and Panai fighting for the land rights of their people. Many natives were evicted from their homes during the Japanese occupation and have yet to regain these sacred land, the indigenous people want Tsai to stop talking with her mouth and to take action instead by returning this land.
Permanent Peace and Development Association
A group looking to reform the Republic of China’s consitution through ideas such as electoral reform as well as changing the 92 consensus. They ultimately want to pursue a goal of ‘permanent peace’ by re-uniting or adhering to more to the mainland. Much of their ideology is based on PRC Xi’s call to for global unity. They hope to make Taiwan a shining example of liberalism and spread it to the mainland after uniting.