Legislator says Lin ended hunger strike because of people power (2014/05/01)
Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung ended his hunger strike against nuclear power on Wednesday and is now said to be resting comfortably in the hospital. Public protests triggered by the hunger strike forced the government to put the controversial fourth nuclear power plant project on hold, but a DPP legislator said Lin came to his decision because of the support he received.
Zulin Wu, the son of poet Wu Sheng, sings the song The Sun of Life to show his support for former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung, who ended a hunger strike on Wednesday.
Legislator Tien Chiu-chin said Lin’s condition was to the point where he could not drink milk, but he has been able to ingest liquid food to help him gradually recover. Lin was determined to see his hunger strike through, she said, but he changed his mind because of popular support.
Aside from water, he didn’t ingest anything, so it was the response and power of Taiwan’s people that kept him alive. The events on Zhongxiao West Road and next to the Legislature demonstrated what his friends had been telling him, that he couldn’t just pay attention to the reaction of those in power. If something happened to him, society would be plunged into massive turmoil, and he worried about the innocent who might be hurt and shed blood. He really did see the power of the Taiwanese people.
Tien suggested that after being discharged from the hospital, Lin should return to Yilan to recuperate. She said that in the future Lin hopes to push for an amendment to the “Referendum Act” and stop the Legislature from passing a bill creating free economic pilot zones.
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