Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

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Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 19 May 2012, 16:09

There is a huge anti Ma Ying Jeo demo near Taiwan university going on right now.
People are pissed and calling him a liar.
Have to go now filming!
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby Mucha Man » 19 May 2012, 16:37

Then they shouldn't have voted for him with a clear majority. All these stupid protests do is make ut even more difficult for anything to do doe. But they are meaningless. Ma would win the election again tomorrow.
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby Battery9 » 19 May 2012, 17:06

I hope there's someone with a banner saying SAVE Shi-Da ROAD!!!
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby ceevee369 » 19 May 2012, 17:43

Muzha Man wrote:Then they shouldn't have voted for him with a clear majority. All these stupid protests do is make ut even more difficult for anything to do doe. But they are meaningless. Ma would win the election again tomorrow.


Agree. Watching the green party TV stations, it's the same old. " Old" as in a 95% or more representation by a retired TW generation whom still thinks independence will provide their grand children a better future.
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 19 May 2012, 18:16

Well its not easy being a president. No matter what you do somebody will be angry with you and call for your resignation.
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby PigBloodCake » 19 May 2012, 18:19

Muzha Man wrote:Then they shouldn't have voted for him with a clear majority. All these stupid protests do is make ut even more difficult for anything to do doe. But they are meaningless. Ma would win the election again tomorrow.


Not necessarily. If you ever bother checking the date of the voting this year, it actually fell a week BEFORE CNY.

Well, as you know, you can only vote at the borough where you have household registration. Yeah, try asking all the Southerners working in the North (Taipei area mostly) to take HSR back to Kaohsiung area TWICE (once for the election and another one for CNY...all within consecutive weekends).

It's a KMT conspiracy to win by any means necessary (plus the numerous kowtows performed by his wife certainly helped as well). DPP would probably have lost even if the election was held on March 20th but it would not be a clear majority.
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Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby headhonchoII » 19 May 2012, 18:42

People are pissed because...of what? They have to pay more for fuel and electricity? If so then that is not Ma's fault. They should be pissed at their crummy legislators.
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby cfimages » 19 May 2012, 20:00

I was shooting it for work and there didn't seem to be any cohesive message that I saw. Some groups were the die-hard A-bian supporters, others were against the electricity and fuel price rises, others against just seemed to be bused in for no particular reason other than to march.
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 19 May 2012, 20:07

cfimages wrote:I was shooting it for work and there didn't seem to be any cohesive message that I saw. Some groups were the die-hard A-bian supporters, others were against the electricity and fuel price rises, others against just seemed to be bused in for no particular reason other than to march.


That's just how it is, you can't really blame the fuel/electricity price on the president or the government, a lot of these are not in their control because Taiwan imports most of its fuel source.

My dad still votes for President Ma even though many say that he's not a good leader (which is debatable), the reason my dad does this (aside from the fact that he seems to support the KMT) is that the people on the other side makes even less sense. Quite frankly I tend to agree with him on that.

Besides the fuel/electricity price are already one of the lowest in Asia. People are just going to complain no matter what, especially when most Taiwanese still thinks that the economy sucks even though statistics show otherwise.
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Re: Huge Anti Ma Ying Jeou Demo in Taipei

Postby ceevee369 » 19 May 2012, 20:11

cfimages wrote: others against just seemed to be bused in for no particular reason other than to march.


..or how a free bientang , an oolong cha and a raincoat can buy votes. Loved the 5 year old kid being interviewed. No one can be spared in the battle of propoganda !
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