Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jeju Island: Silent protest against construction of the planned naval base

(The signs read "No naval base on the Island of Peace")

From Sung-Hee Choi, "Silent protest against the naval base in front of the Island Assembly":
On Dec. 30, about 35 Gangjeong villagers and 20 civic organization members held a silent protest against the planned naval base in front of the Island Assembly for several hours in cold and snowy weather.

Kang Dong Kyun, mayor of Gangjeong village, explained the reason for the silent protest: "Even though we, the civic organizations against the naval base and Gangjeong villagers, have demanded that the Jeju Island government and Jeju Island Assembly to settle the naval base issue, the administrative and Island assembly have trampled down our voices under the name of the ‘Big administrative execution,” and “we decided to urge the Island Assembly speak for us on behalf of villagers.”
Read the rest here.

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