See Twitter(Check the right column here)
See photos HERE and HERE
See photo and video HERE at the arrest moment of Gangjeong village mayor Kang Dong Kyun, around 2pm(Aug.24). The policemen were like hyenas, the filmmaker says.
See video of policemen attacking Fr. Moon Jung-Hyun(Aug. 24)
See video on the people's cultural solidarity event while they are waiting for the release of five during the night(Facebook)(Aug. 24)
See Other videos(Facebook)(Aug.24)
See Jeju Naval Base and Security dilemma by Cheong Wooksik, Peace Network (Aug.22)
See Bruce Gagnon's Organizing Notes(Aug.24)
See DMZ Hawai'i (Aug. 24)
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From Ann Wright via Kyle Kajihiro on Aug. 24
"I’m in Kang Jeong Village on Jeju Island, South Korea and the sirens are blaring for citizens to come to the main gate of the Naval Base where construction is about to begin in an area that will destroy pristine lava fields and endanger marine life.
The siren sounds like a tsunami siren in Hawaii signaling an emergency. And that is what it is-4 activists were arrested two hours ago, including the Mayor of Kang Jeong, the cook at the camp and a member of SPARK and now 60 people have blocked front of the main gate of the base and many others at another gate.
Ten activists have locked chains around their necks and around each other and are sitting directly in front of a line of police at the gate. More arrests to follow no doubt.
will send more later.
As of 12:00am, Aug. 25, the police have not released five yet. The villagers who could not wait for the release of five on the spot, went to the Seogwipo police station to protest . It is worried that the police might close a key spot farm road where Hyun Ae-Ja, a former national assembly woman chained herself from possible police attack and others have been keeping from construction, a SPARK peace activist says. It is known that the mayor was carried to the Seogwipo medical center to get the hospital cure because his ribs were hurt during forceful arrest.
As of 10:30pm: after negotiation, Fr.Go Byung-Soo got the police promise that the police would release five after short investigation and they would carry mayor in general car not police car. There were villagers’ complaint that mayor should not be gotten with investigation but as the police promise was known to media and Fr. Go & other 10 villagers accompanied police car to make sure of it, the negotiation was carried.
The wife of mayor Kang cries on the top of police car, demanding release of five.
9pm: Villagers are raising candles and continue to keep the site. The standoff with police has been seven hours by now since the arrest of mayor Kang and other 4 people around 2pm.
8:20pm a village woman sitting in protest, "Release all the five!" The villagers and activists are still standoff with police
8pm More people are gathering
Injured by police violence
6:50pm police is violently attacking people, Right Now!
Villagers blocking a police car when it attempted to escape to another road
6:10pm Fr. MoonJung-Hyun has once been in danger when he blocked police car on the top of it. The policemen was pushing away him on the top of car. In the above photo, Fr. Moon is sitting very tired after it.
6:oo Gangjeong villagers blocking police car where mayor is held. Some people chained themselves with construction equipment
전경병력 계속동원!! 본격연행 시작!!
5:20pm Police are continuously mobilized! More arrest started!
5:10pm People chaining them selves strongly protest against the arrest of five including Gangjeong vilage mayor Kang Dong-Kyun
Right after arrest of five, some villagers and activists chained themselves to construction equipment (Source: Jeju Sori)
Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun just before his arrest