Academia Sinica to collect student protest art

  • 09 April, 2014
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Academia Sinica to collect student protest art
Academia Sinica is collecting artwork by student protestors.

Taiwan’s top research institute, Academia Sinica, is seeking to collect artwork by student protestors who have been occupying the legislature.

Student protestors took over the legislature on March 18 after a ruling party lawmaker attempted to pass a first reading of a controversial trade in services agreement with China. The students have agreed to leave the legislature at 6pm Thursday after promises from President of the Legislature Wang Jin-pyng to meet some of their demands.

During the three weeks of occupation, the students displayed a variety of posters and satirical artwork. An official with Academia Sinica, Wu Jen-leih, said on Wednesday that the protest art should be preserved.

“The student movement is drawing to a close," said Wu. "The materials that they will leave behind are documents of Taiwan’s democracy movement and should be preserved; they are historically significant.”


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