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Student protester commits suicide

DRASTIC CHANGES:Dai Lin was found dead in his room, sparking speculation whether it was related to the campaign against curriculum adjustments

By Abraham Gerber and Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporters

“When I do it, the media and the public opinion would go crazy about it,” Dai Lin said in the Line conversation.

When his friend asked what he planned to do, he replied: “I cannot say it, there are just some things that you can only do, but not say.”

“Don’t worry. What I am going to do will give you some force to stop the curriculum guideline adjustments,” he added.

The friend replied: “I know what you are going to do,” and “Please don’t die.”

“You think too much,” Dai Lin said.

“Mistakes committed by the government should not be shouldered by students,” Chen, in tears, said after showing the screenshots. “If the Ministry of Education was sincere about communicating with the students, why would this happen?”

Additional reporting by Weng Yu-huang

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