Environmental activists begin sit-in at Four Rivers sites
:The Lee administration has forged ahead with the project during the rainy season despite widespread opposition and safety concerns
By Kim Ki-seong
'Two activists of environmental civic organizations occupy a 30-meter-high crane at the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project construction site in South Gyeongsang Province, July 22. The activists staged an occupation to protest the Lee Myung-bak administration’s unpopular Four Major Rivers Restoration Project.'
Calling for an end to the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project, major leaders from local chapters of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM) carried out a surprise occupation Thursday morning of the Ipo Weir site on the Han River and the Haman Weir site on the Nakdong River.