See also Bruce Gagnon's Organizing Notes:
GANGJEONG RAIDED - MANY ARRESTS
See also Ten Thousand Things
Has S. Korea reverted to Quasi-Military Dictatorship? Riot Police arrest Jeju Islanders protesting state seizure of farms, priests, & other supporters
See below on a protest letter from Bruce Gagnon on Sept. 2, 2011Photo resource:
Save Jeju Island
No Naval Base on Jeju
Release mayor Kang and others immediately
The Jeju Big Swim
Arrest started around 7pm. About 10 people are told to be arrested by 7:30pm. Police begins to build fence around the naval base-planned area.
Stop attack on Gangjeong village on Jeju
Dear ROK Embassy Staff:
I am sad and angry to hear about the massive police and military attack on the non-violent people of Gangjeong village today on Jeju Island.
They are trying to protect their sacred lands, rocks, coral, fishing and farming culture. What could be wrong with them doing that?
It is criminal that the ROK government is attacking these villagers.
Our organization has been following this case and has been helping to build support for the villagers. This whole situation is making your government look very bad and giving the ROK a bad reputation as a military dictatorship.
We demand an end to this persecution of the Gangjeong villagers and end to the plans to build this Navy base. We know that US Navy Aegis destroyers, outfitted with so-called "missile defense" systems, will be ported there as part of the US strategy to surround and "manage" China.
ROK government is being drawn into a deadly and provocative US strategy that will only make the Asia-Pacific region more insecure.
Listen to your own citizens and stop this Navy base now.
Bruce K. Gagnon
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011