And this is where the powers-that-be have decided to build a naval base.
I have seen with my own eyes the terrible state of the sea around Jeju, the result of pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction.
Nevermind that Jeju is a designated "World Peace Island" and the building of a naval base means no one will take that designation seriously - a missed opportunity. Jeju has a reputation for being 'natural' and 'clean'. Instead of building on this branding, the powers-that-be have chosen to destroy the last of Jeju that really is natural and clean - a missed opportunity.
From an environmental, a social and a tourism perspective Jeju will lose so much more than it will gain.
Please go to http://www.savejejuisland.org/Save_Jeju_Island/Welcome.html
The sea belongs to us all.
|Police at Gang Jeong|
|Protesters and police|
|Police guarding the lane way leading to the protest site|
|Entrance to the site|
|Protesters are living in tents|
|Heading down to the site|
|Protest Thursday 11th August, 2011.|
|Gang Jeong - under threat|
|No Naval Base!|