2015 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace

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Beginning in Jeju City, over 500 participants marched to Gangjeong Village from July 27 to August 1. Some marched around the east coast and some marched around the west coast.

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Some people even sailed around the coast with Brother Song.

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The pungmul (traditional percussion) team led the way to start the march.

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I joined the march on the east coast.

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We stopped to eat and sleep or to dance and play in the water, but mostly just kept walking and walking. 

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It was a good time to catch up with old friends, like Jungjoo and Dacota.

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Paco even came all the way from the United States to join Minsu on the media team.

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We were also joined by many friends, new and old, from Okinawa, Taiwan, the Philippines and Tinian Island in the Northern Marianas. 

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When we arrived in Gangjeong, there was a real sense of togetherness, and a strong energy to work together for peace.


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After the march we continued to learn more about how we can work together for Inter Island Solidarity with friends like Hung Shen-han, a leading anti-nuclear activist from Taiwan.

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A couple days after the march, Gangjeong began its 3000th day of struggling against the naval base with 100 bows at the main gate, just like so many days. 

-Simone Curry