What is possible when you have a culture that encourages more participation, not less, when faced with an undemocratic society. 面對盲目國家機器，必須發揮公民力量，號召現場民眾，停止國家暴力。
To relieve the besieged of#OccupyCongress, some activists stormed & occupied the Executive Yuan, using "Besiege Wei To Rescue Zhao" (relieve the besieged by besieging the base of the besiegers). Only Now the situation has come to a point where sacrifices have to be made, as the activists are not only surrounded by hundreds of police, there are thousands of riot police under the emergency order of the Minister, coming for them.
From the hot-blooded 323 #OccupyExecutive evening, thru the bloody eviction of 324 #OccupyExecutive midnight, to the dawn of the martial law around the Executive Yuan, Thousands of people were not giving up & still occupied the main road in front of it, so were the 3,000+ police who turned into troop formation armed with riot gears & the water cannon. Meanwhile, there was a group of self-claimed Disciplinary Patrol (糾察隊 Jiucha Dui) which kept following the protesters, redirecting occupiers from blocking the intersection and encouraging people to cooperate with the police, which was to disperse away from the Executive Yuan.
#OccupyExecutive佔領行政院: Occupy the Ministry of Executive Yuan occurred a week after #OccupyCongress (the Ministry of Legislative), due to the mounting dissatisfaction over the ineffective government & the dubious #OccupyChamber controlled by the self-appointed 9 elites, which led to another backroom democracy. The then premier Jiang Yi-huah 江宜樺 in fear of power changed, ordered the National Police General Wang Cho-chiun 王卓鈞 to arm thousands of police with batons, shields, teargas & water cannons, brutally overwhelmed the occupiers in a midnight eviction. The bloody crackdown had dramatically highlighting injustices and altering public consciousness about the need for action would change become possible. It was a turning point for #SunflowerMovement to live on.
#Taiwan Brief History 台灣簡史：
-1895~1945: Japanese colonial period. 日本治台50年。
-1947: KMT (Chinese Nationalist Party) retreated from China civil war to occupy Taiwan & initiated ROC (apart from PROC) with a martial law. Over hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were tortured, killed or vanished in 4 decades of White Terror (unidentified for Top Classified). 國民黨自中國內戰被推翻後，以中華民國之名撤退/殖民/接管台灣，實行戒嚴專制約半世紀，#二二八 #白色恐怖 時期，被刑求/屠殺/失蹤的民眾難以估計（自數千至數十萬人數因國安理由未能公開）。
-1971: PROC China claimed ROC Taiwan ownership from UN. China regards Taiwan as a rebel region that must be reunited by force if necessary. 聯合國決議一個中國，佔領台灣的中華民國從此喪失國際主權。
-1992: Taiwan & China became "1 country 2 systems" according to PROC-ROC secret agreement. 國民黨開始倡導模稜兩可的 #一中各表 #一國兩治。
-2000: With the election of President Chen Shui-bian from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan changed from One Party Dictatorship into Corporatocracy, as most of the financial & political power still controlled by KMT. 雖有首位民選總統陳水扁，但民進黨並未積極 #轉型正義，而國民黨仍舊掌握大多數資源，台灣由一黨獨裁變成權貴政治。
-2008: Corruption allegations undermined Mr Chen's popularity and contributed to the DPP's loss to a resurgent KMT. 民進黨爆發貪瀆，執政權回歸國民黨。
-2014: #OccupyCongress (0318~0424) by students, activists, NGOs & pro-Taiwan independent groups united to fight the tyranny China Trade Pacts & the systemic corruption of KMT government, turned into the national Sunflower Movement. 以台北社運圈為中心的反服貿運動，在318佔領立法院後壯大為全島響應的太陽花運動。
-2015: New generation start to use citizen power calling for changes, such as the legislative, constitutional and educational reform. There is no turning back for democracy Taiwan. 新生代受到太陽花運動鼓舞, 公民運動與投入政治開始蔚為風潮。
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