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    Posted January 29, 2014 by
    Miryang, South Korea

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    [The dispute of the construction of super-high voltage power transmission towers in Miryang]

    Do you know the only the country in the world that has demonstrators having a light lunch with chained around their bodies just to avoid being picked up by the police?
    It is the Republic of Jackpot!

    It is a dispute between Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and the people living in the project area.
    About 20 people against the idea of KEPCO, constructing super-high voltage (765 KV) power transmission lines over their village, have had sit-in demonstrations in front of Miryang City Hall for two days.
    And they have been trying to set up a memorial altar for a Mr. Yoo, who drank poisonous liquid and committed suicide to protest against the plan to construct the super-high voltage power transmission lines in his village.
    But the police have been trying to disperse them, discouraging them to do it.
    Some of the demonstrators even have chained around their bodies to avoid picking up by the police.

    경찰에 의한 강제해산을 막기 위해, 온 몸에 쇠사슬을 묶은채 점심 식사를 해야만 하는 이 나라가 도대체 어느 나라인지 아시는지?
    바로 '대박 공화국' 이다.

    밀양 초고압 송전탑 건립 분쟁 사태는, 대한민국 경상남도 밀양시에 건설될 예정인 765 킬로볼트(KV)의 초고압 송전선 및 송전탑의 위치 문제를 두고, 밀양 시민과 정부 산하 시장형 공기업인 한국전력공사(韓國電力公社, KEPCO) 사이에 벌어지고 있는 분쟁이다.
    송전탑이 지나는 밀양시 상동면 주민인 유씨는, 지난달 12월 2일 오후 자신의 집에서 음독해, 나흘 만에 숨졌다.
    27 일에는, 주민들이 시청 앞에 분향소를 설치하려 하자, 경찰이 저지하는 등 양측 간에 충돌이 빚어졌다.
    밀양 시청 앞에는 송전탑 반대 주민 등 20 여 명이 시청 앞 분향소 설치를 요구하며, 이틀째 연좌 농성을 벌이고 있으며, 일부는 몸에 쇠사슬을 묶고서 저항하고 있다.

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