“Don’t Drug Our Children” Demand 850 at Rally Targeting World Psychiatric Association
Human rights activists descended on Taipei City Hall in Taiwan November 23 to march in protest of psychiatry’s abuse of children.
Carrying banners and signs bearing the slogan “Keep Education Free from Harmful Psychiatric Drugs,” a rally by the independent watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) targeted the dangerous practice of labeling children as ADHD—the so-called disorder for which there is no proven scientific test or measurement—and subsequent administering of dangerous and highly addictive drugs.
At Citizen Square in front of Taipei City Hall, Dr. Grace Wong, head of the Taiwan chapter of CCHR, addressed the crowd. She was joined at the podium by CCHR Germany Executive Director Bernd Trepping, in Taiwan for the conference, and Taipei government consultant Mrs. Fong-Ru Chou, along with a parent who shared the story of her child—a victim of ADHD drugging.
The protesters then marched together through the heart of the Taipei business district to the Taipei International Convention Center, where the annual World Psychiatric Association Conference was being held.
The demands of the rally participants were simple:
- Return education to its true purpose and cease using it as a means of psychiatric “diagnosis”—childhood is not a mental disorder.
- End the dangerous practice of labeling children ADHD entirely, since the ”disorder” is an invention of the psychiatric industry.
- Permit no drugging of children—protect our children’s future.
CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and the late Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse.
From its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, CCHR International is a global human rights advocacy network of some 200 chapters across 34 nations. CCHR Commissioners include physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, government officials, educators and civil rights representatives.
To learn more about Citizens Commission on Human Rights, visit www.cchr.org.
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