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Sunflower lessons go wanting: groups

PUSHING BOUNDARIES:Civic groups said the KMT amendment to tighten petitioner requirements was against the Constitutional right to election and recall

By Loa Iok-sin and Chris Wang  /  Staff reporters

The Black Island Nation Youth Front yesterday threw its support behind the campaign and warned KMT lawmakers against taking the campaign lightly.

The student-led group said in a press release that KMT lawmakers have not only forgotten why the Sunflower movement broke out in the first place, but have also tried to “push the boundaries by testing the limit of Taiwanese tolerance.”

“People’s rights to election and recall are protected by the Constitution. When the KMT tries to take those rights away from the public, it will mark the beginning of a constitutional crisis, as well as the collapse of Taiwan’s democracy,” the group said.

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