Despite the National Assembly’s subsidiary conditions on the budget which demand a 70 days’ stop of construction from Jan. 1, 2013, the navy’s enforcement of illegal construction continues on day and night.
On Jan. 8, members of the Seongdong Center for Independant Living visited Gangjeong, joining the peoples’ struggle to stop the illegal construction. They stayed all night in front of construction gates to block the construction vehicles.
A witness who watched the struggle of the disabled visitors, most of whom are women, testified that the police were embarrassed by their courageous and active protests. He also stated that the police were violent and violated their human rights. The police forcefully lifting their wheelchairs, encircled an each person, and detained them. During the process, many of the disabled women’s cries of pain and distress could be heard.
We are so grateful to these brave people who showed their warm and inspiring solidarity with Gangjeong. We also thank the Seongdong Center for Independant Living, especially Mr. Choi Ho-Sung and Mr. Kim Sou-Oh.