柳林瑋

柳林瑋
Wei Liu Lin
公民1985行動聯盟的主要發起人之一 / Initiator amd Co-organizer of New Citizen Movement
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「當政府帶來黑暗,就由我們公民自己,照亮這個國家。」

柳林瑋,公民1985行動聯盟的主要發起人之一。

2013.7.13,對國防部漠視人權、草率處理洪仲丘事件感到憤怒的網友,在批踢踢BBS發出檄文,希望招集50人、進行一場10分鐘的快閃抗議。這個最初的構想,串聯起39名原本素不相識的網友投入籌劃,議題在兩個星期內持續發酵,從3萬白衣公民響應的「公民教召」,到「要真相!要人權!萬人凱道送仲丘」,25萬人化身超級英雄,挺身而出走上街頭,撼動了16年來屹立不搖的《軍事審判法》。

在夜空之下,總統府前人潮所勾勒出的銀白色十字勳章,映照出超越政黨色彩的公民精神,喚醒沈睡已久的自由、人權與正義。公民覺醒,是新時代推動台灣最重要的力量!

「如果一件事情違背正義,我們就為他奮戰──白衣公民,遍地開花!」


“When the government brings darkness, it is up to the citizens to light the way."

On July 13th, 2013, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense blatantly disregarded human rights, brashly handling the death of conscript, Hung Chung-chiu. In response, an outraged netizen soon posted a manifesto on PTT, Taiwan’s most influential bulletin board system, hoping to draw 50 protesters for a 10-minute demonstration.

Soon, the call for justice rallied 39 strangers around the nation and through their efforts, the original declaration continued to garner tremendous support in the following weeks. On July 20, 2013, an estimated of 30,000 protesters assembled under such banners as “Citizen’s Call" and “We March for Truth, Human Rights, and Hung Chung-chiu" held a peaceful demonstration outside the Ministry of National Defense building. 250,000 citizens bravely marched onto the streets in a subsequent rally on August 3, shaking the very foundation of the 16-year-old military laws governing the armed forces of Taiwan.

Under the night sky, a silver cross formed by the crowd gathered at the front of the presidential palace reflected the citizenry spirit that transcends political differences, awaking freedom, justice, and human rights that have long lain dormant in the nation. A conscious citizenry is exactly the most critical force needed to push Taiwan through the modern era.

“If there is one injustice, we shall fight it, whenever, wherever."– Citizen in White, Blossom Everywhere