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March 11, 2014
Majority party and government announced that the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services need to be passed in The Legislative Yuan Republic of China.
March 17, 2014
Ching-Chung Chang (張慶忠), the legislator from Taiwan’s governing party KMT and the convener of the Internal Affairs committee, self-declared that “Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services” (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) should be regarded as being examined since it has been sent to the committee for three months, and it would be submitted to the Legislature vote. Chang made the announcement in the corner of the Legislative Yuan (Taiwanese parliament), for he was not able to approach the rostrum. KMT had previously promised to undertake a clause-by-clause review of the Agreement. However, Chang skipped the reading process entirely today, and the international “Agreement” has been straightly degraded as an executive order, and the deliberation has been deemed as already finished and deliberated. Without careful deliberation and scrutiny in parliament, KMT tried to forcefully pass the Agreement.
March 18, 2014 1800(GMT+8)
Black Island Youth Association hold “Congress surround” event. 4. 20140318-Midnight(GMT+8) “Congress surround” event turn into ” Congress occupied” event. Around 300 citizens occupied the Legislative Yuan (Taiwanese parliament).
March 19, 2014 Before dawn(GMT+8)
Police tried to evict the people in the congress.
Police broke the congress door and tried to evict the people in the congress again.
March 19, 2014 0600(GMT+8)
Citizens gathered in front of the Legislative Yuan (Taiwanese parliament) to support the event. More and more citizens gathered in front of the Legislative Yuan (Taiwanese parliament).
March 21, 2014 1200(GMT+8) President of Legislative Yuan Wang Jin-pyng still refused not to use force on the protesters
March 22, 2014 1600(GMT +8)
President of Executive Yuan first met Black Island Youth Association spokesman. Premier Jiang Yi-huah said government have no intention of dropping the trade pact. They can not accept the movement three demands.
March 23, 2014 1930(GMT +8) A group of protesters stormed and occupied Executive Yuan.
March 24, 2014 0430(GMT +8)
Police used high-pressure water cannons and deployed Riot Police to evict protester.
March 24, 2014 0530(GMT +8)
Police removed reporters before protesters had been evicted from Executive yaun.
March 26, 2014(GMT +8)
President Ma invited students to his office for a dialogue over the agreement. Leader of the students suggested that a concrete discussion in front of all citizens instead of the invitation of the President press con.
Fifteen minutes before the “emergency” meeting scheduled for three hours after protestors cleared from the Executive Yuan campus that followed the arrest of the student leader Yong Wie, the head of the union, Xin-wen Lin, called on all students and faculties across the country to proactively engage into a total walk out as a response to the unlawful violence brought upon unarmed students by the Ma administration.
The day of March 24 will since be remembered by Taiwanese for their blood shed under attack by their democratically mandated administration. The force, authorised by the PM and supported by President Ma Ying Jio, deployed thousands of troops from Special Police and Riot Control Devision against unarmed students.
At the Executive Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan President Ma’s administration has so far carried out four waves of suppression among unarmed students since the first wave of confrontation broke out at March 24 00:08 (GMT+08:00, Taipei Time.