Taiwan's student protesters end 3-week occupation of parliament

A protester walks with her sleeping bag inside Taiwan's legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, in Taipei on April 7, 2014. Taiwanese protesters ended their occupation of parliament on Thursday, April
A protester walks with her sleeping bag inside Taiwan's legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, in Taipei on April 7, 2014. Taiwanese protesters ended their occupation of parliament on Thursday, April 10, 2014, three weeks after taking over the main chamber to protest against a contentious trade pact with China.

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwanese protesters ended their occupation of parliament on Thursday, three weeks after taking over the main chamber to protest against a contentious trade pact with China.

"We came here with ideals, now we leave with more burden," student leader Lin Fei-fan said at a press briefing shortly before dozens of demonstrators clad in black T-shirts walked out of the building at around 1000 GMT (6:00 pm, Singapore time).