March 15th Day: Jiri Mt. Dam


Photo by Lee Wooki

“Insane people who attempt to build Dam in Jirisan mountain”. . .On the 15th day of Grand Life and Peace march on October 19, participants visited Yong-yu-dam, one of the most beautiful and historical places in Jirisan mountain, but also people are protesting for a long time. . . If the dam is being built, the area will be destroyed like Gureombi rock and will be submerged. A poet and activist living in the mountain is reciting his poem against the dam building. As the grand march is passing the two weeks, had a relaxed time climbing the mountain enjoying the autumn colors and came to Silsangsa buddhist temple for accommodation. For two days on October 19 evening and October 20, will have people’s assembly here to listen to the voice of voiceless. And the second people’s assembly is planned to be held in Pyongtaek on October 27 a week later. Final place of this grand march is Seoul on November 3. . . Film by Dunguree 박성수. . .

(Jirisan is a mountain in the southern region of South Korea. It is often considered one of the three most important mountains in South Korea along with Hallasan mountain in Jeju island.
The mountain is 1915 high and is located in a designated national park of the same name. Jirisan National Park spans three provinces: North, South Jeolla and South Gyeongsang and is the largest in Korea.)

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