The international antifascist conference was attended by approximately 80 comrades from abroad, representing 32 antifascist collectives from all over Europe. It is estimated that about 3.000 local people joined the various activities of the meeting.
April 6, a mass meeting of the peasants at Kulyana Military Estate Okara was organised by Anjman Mozareen Punjab, at Okara to commemorate the fifth death anniversary of three peasants killed by goons of Military Farms administration.
Six days after the occupation of the Legislature Yuan on March 18, because of dissatisfaction with the authorities for failing to give a positive response to the students’ demand, of “returning the trade deal to the legislature for re-considering”, on the night of March 23, hundreds of students occupied the Executive Yuan, and quickly attracted thousands of people in support.
Since March 18th, several hundred young students have been occupying the Taiwanese Parliament for more than 36 hours. At some point they were supported by 20,000 protestors outside the parliament. They are protesting due to the simple idea of defending common people’s livelihoods from the predatory nature of a trade agreement which in fact not just about trading of goods but also allows free flow of capital to Taiwan, and which may result in a further race to the bottom in terms of quality of life across the strait. The protestors also act because of their aspiration for democracy. The totally undemocratic way that the KMT government has handled the bill has driven many into rebellion.