So I actually went to the opening ceremony last night and it was a lot of fun.
Everyone seemed like super excited for everything.
The flags started walking around by themselves. We were all wondering like what was going on, like where are all the athletes.
Later on my friend and I found out it was all a riot about pensions and we were like, what? WHY?
That’s just...really ridiculous that you would do that.
The opening ceremony was great because I saw all the aboriginal dances and singing and it was great for a foreigner like me to experience it firsthand.
Another question is like why are there so many police officers that aren’t even armed.
That’s how riots happen.
In France, protests are common thing but people wouldn’t go to sports events they would go to famous places like Eiffel Tower.
These events are a way for Taiwan to showcase their own country.
All these players have an instagram most likely.
So these athletes, there’s like over 7,000 of them are showing people back home what Taiwan is like,
I still have people back in New York. Who think that Taiwan is Thailand. They still are mistaking it.
And then you have this riot and Reuters, a foreign news company already reported on it last night.
Also I have another question: Why are you called Chinese Taipei in these games when it’s actually supposed to be Taiwan?
From what I gather. People were there to protest the cutting of their pensions and what does that have anything to do with the summer Universiade games.
So I heard the protestors are threatening to go to the closing ceremony.
But my question is why are you doing that? This is a great chance for these athletes to promote Taiwan for you.
They can see Taiwan, they can see how great it is.
If anything, you should support the games, buy tickets!
本文獲「不要鬧工作室」授權轉載，原文：《求解》讓老外不懂的世大運抗議(為什麼台灣不能團結?): Foreigners' Thoughts on Universiade Protest