Dennis Wei

Dennis Wei

I am currently studying for my master’s degree at the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University. I have a bachelor’s degree from the Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Science from National Tsing Hua University. During the 318-occupation of parliament. I played the role as conductor of the 318 evening events

By  Dennis Wei

Background and Political Activities

I am currently studying for my master’s degree at the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University. I have a bachelor’s degree from the Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Science from National Tsing Hua University.

During my undergraduate studies, I had founded a campus magazine called Radical Paper with my classmates. The idea was to promote social issues on campus and to implement campus democracy and student government. During my junior year, I participated in the elections for the student council and served as a student spokesperson. My aim was to struggle for public accountability as a student leader.

Dennis Wei (魏揚)

After I was admitted to the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, I continued to participate in social movements, such as the Anti-Media Monopoly movement. On July 31, 2013, I participated in the youth Anti-Service Trade Agreement movement in front of the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan’s parliament).

After this movement, my partners and I established the organisation Island National Youth. This organization continues to pay attention to issues such as Service Trade Agreement, trade in goods and free trade zones. Moreover, the Island National Youth continues to prote Taiwanese identity, and to agitate against “free trade” and neoliberal policies.

Sunflower Movement

During the 318-occupation of parliament. I played the role as conductor of the 318 evening events and I organized the gathered crowds in the Jinan Road next to the Legislate Yuan. I also participated in the 323-Executive Yuan occupation movement.

Police officers arrested me when they tried to clear the street activity on March 24. I was accused with six counts of mob coercion, obstructing and other disturbances. After the hard work of my lawyers, I was released without imposition of bail conditions.