On March 2, 2013, People from across Korea and Jeju gathered in remembrance of March 6, 2012, the first day of the blasting of Gureombi Rock. It’s hard to believe that it was one year ago. It seems so recent and also so long ago.
The gathered people held a concert in the soccer field next to the construction site gate, and then marched from there to the Gangjeong Port. At the gate they paused to thrown paper planes with messages of peace written on them over the wall of the site.
In the port there was a party, with food and drinks, and more music, and a one year memorial video.
Here is Dungree’s video on March 2 event.
Mr. Go Gwon-Il, chairman of the Gangjeong village, Lee Tae-Ho, Co-convenor of the National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island, and Ms. Hong Ri-Ri, Chairwoman of the Jeju Women’s association made speeches in the ceremony. Ms. Hong Ri-Ri reminded people of March 8 Women’s Day event which was the next day of March 7.
In the candle vigil, many people including Mr. Lee Choong-Yeon, son of one of the five victims in the Yongsan tragedy and who was recently released from the prison, Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon, Lee Jin-Hee who has a painful experience of her mother victimized during 4.3 incident etc made speeches.Photos