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What a success! 200,000 show up for the anti-nuclear demonstration across the island yesterday, rocking the Powers That Be. From FocusTaiwan, one of the government news sites, from the government’s Central News Agency (CNA):

In what organizers called the largest anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets in several parts of the island on Saturday to call for the scrapping of nuclear power plants.

The protest was held simultaneously in northern, central, southern and eastern Taiwan just two days before the second anniversary of the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in the wake of the big earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

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As of 5 p.m., the estimated number of participants in the march were more than 100,000 in northern Taiwan, more than 70,000 in southern Taiwan, more than 30,000 in central Taiwan and around 2,000 in eastern Taiwan, according to organizers.

The government pledged to stress safety and then reeled out the propaganda:

“The government will do its best to avoid electricity shortage and restrictions, cut the impact of high electricity rates on industry and public lives, and avoid industry exodus and unemployment,” he said.

LOL. AFP has a nice quote from an activist who points out that polls show the public wants the plant closed. No need for a referendum, the public has spoken. Not that the government will listen….

The internet was flooded with pictures, great to see all the people come out. Nation Takes to the Streets said the Taipei Times. Well put.

A negative note: the government blocked the entry of a German environmental activist for “participating in an illegal demonstration” in 2011. They mean, for opposing nuclear power. Global Voices has a thorough review, including:

This is not the first time that Taiwan has zeroed in on the participation of foreigners in anti-nuclear activities in Taiwan, where the recent construction of the fourth nuclear power plant in Taiwan has been met with strong criticism because of security concerns. Two Japanese people from Fukushima were warned by the country’s immigration office [zh] immediately after they gave a speech at an anti-nuclear demonstration on April 30, 2011.

Hmmm… remember the illegal anti-Chen demonstrations. Lots of foreigners participating. I wonder how many of them were blocked from re-entering Taiwan…. I would bet money the answer is… zero.

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