326 Peace March

Today the streets of Taipei have been jammed with hundreds of thousands of Taiwan's citizens carrying banners, chanting, and singing songs. The event: the 3-26 Peace March in which over a million people protested a law passed in China two weeks ago that authorized 'non-peaceful' actions to annex Taiwan.

Buttons, flags, and shirts displayed characters reading Democracy. Peace. Protection for Taiwan. The multi-coloured leaves on the olive branch represent the democratic island's multiple political parties.

China's citizens received no news from their government about this event.


Panorama images by Walker Young
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