Sunday, May 1, 2011
[Jeju Update] [Translation] Hankyoreh Editorial: Naval base construction and human courtesy toward the Jeju Island people
The navy is oppressing villagers to remove their green houses and vigil tents along the construction-planned area. A villager who has strongly protested against naval base construction is looking at a navy’s sign board which was being built near his farm.
villager who has been persistently keeping his green house despite navy's oppression has gotten navy's April 29 letter that he should remove his green house or pay the fine of about 16million won or should send it his own dispute letter by April 30. A villagers' lawyer is helping the villagers to submit the letters to the navy. If not, the villager' green house must have been removed by April 30.
Shin Ku-Bum, a former Island governor who has had a 10 day's solidarity fast along with Yang Yoon-Mo, movie critic who meets his 26th day fast in jail as of May 1, visited the village on April 30. He encouraged people that there were no need to be in despair by the passage of the Jeju Special law in the National Assembly and that the efforts for the realization of the truth investigation committee on the naval base construction process in the National Assembly was more important. A writer had the pose along with him.
The villagers' sit-in tent in front of the naval field office. Peace banners from Busan were displayed. A banner describes the creatures living in the naval base construction-planned sea.
Culture event led by a traditional culture group during the day of April 30, 2011
3,508 pieces of 40 ton tetra pods are being built in the construction site (photo taken in the naval field office)
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From the Village People’s Council Site
Village scenes (April 29 and 30)
40 Ton tetra pod construction (April 29)
From the Life and Peace Fellowship site