Symbol Of The Gangjeong Struggle

Song Kang-ho, a Gangjeong Village resident and leader in the fight against the construction of a naval base in Gangjeong Village, Jeju Island, carries a banner protesting the base. Song has been protesting the construction of the naval since dredging began for a deep water port in April, 2011. Local residents and activists are opposing the base due to damage it will cause to the local environment. This photo has become emblematic of the struggle in Gangjeong and was painted as an outdoor mural in the area. Song was arrested while monitoring the contamination of the local waters and is now in detention. (provided by Azalea Mountain Stream)