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Police break up anti-base protest

The military resumed construction of a controversial naval base on a southern island of Jeju Friday as police forcibly broke up months-long protest and detained dozens of protesters. Construction of the naval base on the island’s southern coast facing the … Continue reading

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Police see Jeju ‘festival’ as ruse

Officials from Jeju District Court set up notification boards informing residents of the court’s ruling against any interference with the ongoing construction of a naval base in Gangjeong Village, Seogwipo, Jeju Island, in front of the building site yesterday. By … Continue reading

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Clash brewing at Gangjeong village

A regional court has ruled in favor of the government push for the construction of a naval base in a small village on Jeju Island but villagers repeated their vows Tuesday to continue fighting until their demands are met. Late … Continue reading

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South Korea police fire water cannon at workplace protesters in Seoul

SOUTH Korean police say they have fired water cannon, reportedly for the first time in three years, at demonstrators in Seoul protesting against hundreds of job losses at a major shipyard. Police used the cannon to disperse an 800-strong crowd … Continue reading

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Construction, protests and arrests intensify Jeju naval base standoff

On Aug. 25, Seogwipo Police Station in Jeju Island applied for arrest warrants for Gangjeong Village Mayor Kang Dong-kyun and two other people on suspicion of obstructing work at the construction site of a naval base at the village. They … Continue reading

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Tenants forcibly evicted from Myeong-dong and Poi-dong

In a telephone interview Friday with the Hankyoreh, Bae Jae-hun, head of the tenant countermeasures committee for Zone 3 in Seoul’s Myeong-dong neighborhood, said he had returned to the hospital that morning due to pain in his face and various … Continue reading

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S.Korea police on alert ahead of shipyard march

SEOUL – South Korean police were on high alert Saturday in the port of Busan as thousands of demonstrators gathered for a night march to protest layoffs, a police spokesman said. More than 7,000 riot police will be deployed to … Continue reading

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Woman striker rallies Korea workers from the top of a crane

SEOUL, July 12 (Reuters) – It has to be one of the loneliest picket lines going — a woman by herself on the top of a crane. For South Korean labour activist Kim Jin-suk, crane No. 85 at a Busan … Continue reading

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‘Harmless’ teargas

The riot police on Sunday discharge leftover teargas solution into the road after they dispersing the second group of “Hope Bus” participants. The participants traveled to the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC)’ Yeongdo shipyard where Kim Jin-suk, a Direction … Continue reading

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Violent clash during rally at Hanjin Heavy

Thousands of protestors violently clashed with police during an overnight rally Sunday as they attempted to get into the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction in Busan to support striking workers there. Fifty people were taken into police custody, … Continue reading

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