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Lin ends anti-nuclear hunger strike

‘UNPRECEDENTED STRUGGLE’:The antinuclear activist thanked all those who backed his fast and opposed a controversial power plant, but said more fights are ahead

By Chris Wang and Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Huang said his party’s focus would be a special statute governing the free economic pilot zones and a constitutional conference.

The National Nuclear Abolition Action Platform, which began a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday in support of Lin, said yesterday evening that it would leave the boulevard at 9pm, but the group will monitor the government’s pledge to halt work on the plant.

Green Citizens’ Action Alliance secretary-general Tsuei Su-hsin (崔愫欣) said they will also continue to demand that the lifespan of the three operating plants not be extended, that a cross-party monitoring committee be established to ensure construction work at the fourth plant ends and the Referendum Act be amended.

Although the protest on Ketagalan has ended, the social movements for abolishing nuclear power will continue, and the groups condemn state violence against non-violent public protests, she said.

Meanwhile, Lin’s announcement drew many positive responses in online forums and on Facebook, with many netizens praising his decision and wishing him well.

Additional reporting by Lee I-chia

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