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Young men and women hold up bitter gourds outside the National Taiwan Museum in the 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taipei yesterday at a gathering organized by youth groups to express young people’s grievances. Their headbands read: “We will never give up!”
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Most of the nation’s young people feel pessimistic about the country’s future under the leadership of President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), a survey found.

However, a majority of the respondents said they were still confident that they could bring about change.

More than 100 young people joined representatives from the Taiwan Youth Climate Coalition, Across the Ocean 181 coffee shop, popular bulletin board system PTT and the Taiwan Alliance for Advancement of Youth Rights and Welfare (TAAYRW) in a rally held outside the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei yesterday as they released results of a survey.