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PHOTOS: Protesters in Taiwan Turn Barbed-Wire Barricades Into Art
Written by I-fan Lin On 5 May 2014 @ 14:18 pm | No Comments
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Not long after protesters took over Taiwan's legislature  over a controversial trade deal with China, the island's capital city Taipei was rocked by more protesters from April 26 to April 30, this time against a fourth nuclear power plant  currently under security check that they fear is a danger.
Police forced the protesters from their gathering spots and set up barbed-wire fences and barricades to prevent them from coming back. Numerous chevaux de frise were placed around the presidential office, the Legislative Yuan, the Executive Yuan and other important government buildings.
In response, protesters got creative. They decorated the fences with anti-nuclear ribbons, political banners, flowers and other items, turning the barricades into what some have dubbed a contemporary street art exhibition. Many Taiwanese netizens have shared photos of the art, and below is a selection.
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 took over Taiwan's legislature: http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/taiwans-congressoccupied-protests/
 a fourth nuclear power plant: http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/taiwan-rocked-by-anti-nuclear-protests/
 Image: https://www.facebook.com/notes/chuan-hsiang-chang/%E9%81%8A%E8%A8%98-%E5%8F%B0%E5%8C%97%E5%9C%8B%E9%9A%9B%E6%8B%92%E9%A6%AC%E5%A4%A7%E5%B1%95%E5%BF%83%E5%BE%97/787577531261081
 Image: http://instagram.com/p/nYOtxaKsWd/
 Image: https://twitter.com/runst01/status/459012217103323136/photo/1
 Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbear6150/14039038083/in/photolist-2EtUye-7UkyZZ-mFYtHe-mA6Ry8-mFYrXP-mA8Kzm-mp5BBE-nozJUK-mA7aV9-5zZxYZ-5A4T9s-5zZxre-5A4Tv5-5A4RXy-5viWCh-mA6WKR-5A4PCb-npAzz-6Feaf7-nkZ8t-4FoSR4-mwfizg-mwh2TG-qb7FJ
 Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/live365/13513100254/in/photolist-2EtUye-7UkyZZ-mFYtHe-mA6Ry8-mFYrXP-mA8Kzm-mp5BBE-nozJUK-mA7aV9-5zZxYZ-5A4T9s-5zZxre-5A4Tv5-5A4RXy-5viWCh-mA6WKR-5A4PCb-npAzz-6Feaf7-nkZ8t-4FoSR4-mwfizg-mwh2TG-qb7FJ
 Image: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203601743103202&set=a.1593682961026.78211.1204473635&type=1&theater
 Image: https://www.facebook.com/NtuNewsEForum/photos/a.525692650793292.102822322.155846434444584/813721848657036/?type=1&stream_ref=10
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