Save the Firefighters and whatever the yellow ribbon used to say! 搶救消防員!

I was outside 7 11, when I saw this bicycle with two ribbons tied round it and decided to have a closer look. The yellow ribbon had already faded to nothing, but I assumed that it was in support of the Sunflower Student Movement, though if I’m wrong, feel free to comment below. 20141226_092500

The red ribbon read: 20141226_092455

Save the fire fighters

I searched online for this and found several linked websites and Facebook pages advocating for fire fighter rights, as below:

Facebook page:

A blog:

A Youtube account:

An Apple Daily news article:

A blog post:

And a post on a citizen journalism website:

The websites all advocate for better working conditions for firefighters in light of recent events, in particular with reference to the explosion in Kaohsiung, and a later demonstration on August 18. 

It’s odd that I heard so little about this at the time, interesting to see the remnants of past protests still alive in Taipei. I thought the faded message on the yellow ribbon was quite interesting and representative of the fading public interest in certain causes once the media spotlight is off them.

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