Many protesters were also seen covering their ears, with some even coming prepared with ear plugs.
"It has been noisy since 2pm today. How can patients rest with so much noise?" a family member of a patient was quoted as saying in a news clip broadcast by Formosa TV.
Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou (
Ma arrived at 7:50pm and sat next to Shih before going onstage with Shih and others to chant "A-bian step down!"
People First Party Chairman James Soong (
"I feel great. This is people power. A-bian should've stepped down. He should have a sense of shame," Cheng told the Taipei Times, adding that she would stay at the sit-in site "until A-bian steps down."
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