Writer's Block

The USA is the place I was born. Canada is the place I was raised. Taiwan is the place in my heart.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Just a block away, within ear's shot, the protesters outside of the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office and have been at it since last night- after hearing the outcome of Taiwan's Presidential election.

President Chen Shui-bian and Vice-President Annette Lu were reelected; they won the Presidential election by 29,518 votes over Lien Chan and James Soong. After Presidential candiate/Kuo Ming Tang chairman Lien Chan and Vice-Presidential candidate/People First Party chairman James Song (Song Sui) refused to concede defeat, and declared the election results invalid, the protestors arrived at the district prosecutor's office and made themselves heard into the wee hours of the morning- until close to 5am! Even when we closed all of our doors and windows, the sounds of the protests- though less intense and distinct- could still be heard.

After awhile it was really beyond just disturbance of the peace, hearing the sustained angry voices shouting and drum breating rucus, began to assault my sense of sanity.

Later this afternoon, the protesters had returned in force.


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