時隔兩年，台灣參與UN訴求的遊行再度強勢回歸！Taiwanese American Association of New York - TAANY (大紐約區台灣同鄉會)、#大紐約台灣人社團聯合會 以及 Keep Taiwan Free僑團聯合舉辦，由訪美的立法院 王婉諭委員及 范雲 FAN, Yun 委員，駐紐約辦事處陳珮瑩公使及紐約僑教中心陳永豐主任率領，自中國領事館出發，走過紐約 #時報廣場、#駐紐約辦事處、#紐約中央車站 等紐約著名景點，最後以 #聯合廣場 作為終點，沿路表達台灣參與聯合國的決心。除了紐約僑胞以外，外籍友人及華府台灣同鄉會 Taiwanese Association of America Greater Washington Chapter也特地遠道而來，一起吶喊口號，吸引不少注意，許多圍觀的人大聲加油打氣及鼓掌，更有人中途決定一起參加遊行，務必讓世界聽到台灣。
Yesterday Taiwan walked through New York City with an extremely simple quest: to be heard. After a 2-year hiatus, the Taiwanese community of Greater New York took to the street to advocate for Taiwan’s voice being heard in the UN global body in an event organized by Keep Taiwan Free, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, and Taiwanese American Association of New York. Led by Members of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Fan Yun and Claire Wang, #TECONY’s Deputy Director-General Ms. Rita P. Chen and OCAC New York’s Director Mr. Forrest Chen, the advocators started at the Consulate General of the PRC, marched through #TimesSquare, #NYPL, #TECONY office, #GrandCentral and finally making a stop at #UnionSquare. In the 2-hour walk, the group, made up of Taiwanese community in the Greater New York and Washington area, and friends of non-Taiwanese descent, was greeted with curiosity, support, and cheers. Many chanted along with the marching group, showing their support for Taiwan’s voice to be heard.
#TECONY’s Ambassador James K. J. Lee expressed that yesterday’s gathering sends a clear message to the world, that Taiwan is the world’s helping hand, Taiwan is the force for good, now is the time to bring Taiwan in and let Taiwan help. Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations, Amb. Carlos Fuller was also present at Union Square to show his support, stating Belize’s determination to fight alongside Taiwan to seek participation in international organizations.
Taiwan will not stop here; Taiwan will continue to speak up because no voice should be left behind. #GiveTaiwanAVoicTaiwan in Belizeize