A number of soapbox discussion were held throughout the occupation encampment surrounding the Legislative Yuan. These sometimes focused on various issues such as what the next steps of the movement should be, or individual issues as they related to the movement writ large, such as how the CSSTA would affect indigenous or other groups. Sometimes soapbox discussions differed based on who organized them. These included differences in focuses between the soapbox discussions organized by the Sociology Department of Fu Jen Catholic University (輔仁大學), the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan, Le Flanc Radical, the Untouchables’ Liberation Area, the 4-5-6 Movement, and D-Street Deliberation On The Street, and the Indigenous Youth Front, based on who the organizer was.
The variety of the soapbox discussions that were held, oftentimes in which any individual that wished to speak could sign up to speak, were demonstrative of the open democratic discourse which existed within the occupation encampment surrounding the Legislative Yuan. While there was a larger main stage for speakers, perhaps more reflective of the central leadership of the Legislative Yuan occupation, these surrounded the main stage and the Legislative Yuan itself with a number of differing, open discussions. Some of these soapbox discussions were groups that came together during the movement, such as the Untouchables’ Liberation Area and the Indigenous Youth Front, whereas groups as the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan and Le Flanc Radical were preexistent groups. D-Street Deliberation On The Street came out of a deliberative democracy project which predated the Sunflower Movement.
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