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Sunflower leaders, lawyer hail court ruling

By Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin (林鶴明) said the Sunflower movement without a doubt marked a milestone in Taiwan’s democratic consolidation.

“With the awakening of civil society, a new wave of democracy has allowed the values of freedom, democracy, fairness and justice to be carried out in public affairs, which has led to an overall improvement in public welfare,” Lin said.

The office of Fair Winds Foundation president Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺), who was the premier at the time of the protests, declined to comment on the ruling.

Jiang had voiced his opposition to the Cabinet’s decision in May last year to drop all criminal charges against the protesters who stormed the Executive Yuan.

Additional reporting by Stacy Hsu and Alison Hsiao

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