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Drag queen Nymphia Wind rallies for democracy in Taiwan

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Release time:2024/05/21 18:08
Last update time:2024/05/21 18:08
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Drag queen Nymphia Wind rallies for democracy in Taiwan (TVBS News) Drag queen Nymphia Wind rallies for democracy in Taiwan
Drag queen Nymphia Wind rallies for democracy in Taiwan (TVBS News)

TAIPEI (TVBS News) — In a vibrant display of democracy and advocacy, Nymphia Wind (妮妃雅), the champion of "RuPaul's Drag Race" (《魯保羅變裝皇后秀》), took to the steps of the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (May 21) afternoon. She was there to voice her support for Taiwan's democratic values, amidst ongoing debates over parliamentary reform bills proposed by the Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP, 民眾黨).

A Call for Reform

 

The Legislative Yuan continued to address the reform bills on Tuesday, sparking controversy due to alleged procedural oversights. This legislative session has drawn significant attention, highlighting the complexities of Taiwan's political landscape and the fervent desire for transparency and accountability in governance.

Voices from the Streets

Outside the parliament, nearly a thousand protesters, including members from over 40 civic groups such as Taiwan Economic Democracy (台灣經濟民主), Taiwan Citizen Front (台灣公民陣線), and Citizen Congress Watch (公督盟), rallied against what they perceive as an assault on democratic principles. They brandished banners with messages like "No discussion, no democracy (沒有討論不是民主)" and "Reject abuse of power (拒絕濫權)."
 

Dressed in a yellow dance outfit and wearing a yellow ribbon that read "Taiwan is mine," Nymphia Wind stood out as she declared her commitment to defending Taiwan's democracy. She emphasized the unique political engagement in Taiwan, stating, "As a citizen of Taiwan, it's essential to stand up for our democracy. What makes Taiwan special is that politics truly surrounds everyone here."

As the debate over parliamentary reform continues, the involvement of public figures like Nymphia Wind and the vocal protests outside the Legislative Yuan underscore the vibrant democratic spirit that defines Taiwan. These events serve as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for a more transparent and accountable governance system in the nation.

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#Taiwan democracy# parliamentary reform# RuPaul’s Drag Race# Legislative Yuan# Taiwan protests# Nymphia Wind# Kuomintang# Taiwan People’s Party# democratic values in Taiwan# Taiwan political landscape
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