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Taiwanese students mark anniversary of movement that occupied the island's parliament

  • Visitors read accounts of the 2014 student-led "Sunflower Movement" as protesters gather outside the parliament to mark the movement's first anniversary where student groups stormed the parliament grounds in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. About 300 university students gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house Sunday evening, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Visitors read accounts of the 2014 student-led "Sunflower Movement" as protesters gather outside the parliament to mark the movement's first anniversary where student groups stormed the parliament grounds in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. About 300 university students gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house Sunday evening, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters gather outside the parliament to mark the first anniversary of 2014 "Sunflower Movement" where student groups stormed the parliament grounds, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. About 300 university students gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house Sunday evening, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Protesters gather outside the parliament to mark the first anniversary of 2014 "Sunflower Movement" where student groups stormed the parliament grounds, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. About 300 university students gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house Sunday evening, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pictures of scenes from the 2014 student-led "Sunflower Movement" hang on security barricades surrounding the parliament marking the first anniversary of student groups who stormed the parliament,  in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. About 300 university students gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house Sunday evening, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Pictures of scenes from the 2014 student-led "Sunflower Movement" hang on security barricades surrounding the parliament marking the first anniversary of student groups who stormed the parliament, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. About 300 university students gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house Sunday evening, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)  (The Associated Press)

University students have gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament.

The students were preparing Sunday for a march around the compound that hundreds of student-led activists occupied for 24 days last March in what became known as the Sunflower Movement.

Last year's actions set back Taiwan's relations with China and continue to be felt. The students are demanding that officials deal cautiously with old enemy China amid public worries that Taiwan is getting too economically close to Beijing.

The activist group Black Island Nation Youth Front organized the Sunday-Monday demonstration to pressure lawmakers into approving a bill that would strengthen oversight over agreements with China.