Big Crowd at Navy Base Gate
The Sky team from the Korean mainland joined us at the Navy base gate this morning in Gangjeong village for the 90 minute vigil and Catholic mass (simultaneously underway just across the street). Usually the police drag us away from the gate 3-4 times each day but with the big crowd of well over 100 people today they gave up on their first try.
One granny sat in front of a cement truck and my favorite 82-year old woman (she can't weigh more than 75 pounds) leaned up against the front of the truck and refused to move. Others quickly crowded around and the Navy was forced to back up the cement truck and wait us out. Just goes to prove that numbers can make a real difference.
It did everyone good to have so many folks there at the gate today. It was a real boost for the Gangjeong community and those that made the trip to the village clearly enjoyed the experience.
As we continue the daily protests on Jeju Island all of Korea is holding their breath as the US and their puppet regime in South Korea step up their provocations and war games aimed at North Korea. There is a petition calling on the right-wing South Korean President Park to stop blasting their propaganda broadcasts toward the north. This is just another example how the US and South Korea continue to keep poking the hornets nest with a sharp stick. Please sign the petition here