Taiwan's "Occupy" Movement Teeters between Peace and Violence - Scientific American (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the biggest student-led protest in Taiwan’s history, an estimated 10,000 peoplehave surrounded government buildings in Taipei in opposition to an impending trade deal with mainland China. The movement began spontaneously, when hundreds of protestors seized control of Taiwan’s main legislative building last Tuesday night. On Sunday evening the clashes escalated, with several dozen people injured in skirmishes between police and activists who had stormed the Executive Yuan, which houses the Cabinet.