- Posted April 19, 2014 by
St. Paul, Minnesota
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Korean Policemen Stopping Families of Victims- South Korean Ferry Disaster -
This is from Korean iReporter, Harry Kim.
Around 3:00 am (KST; UTC +9:00), the families of victims from the SeWol Ferry decided to leave to Seoul, to protest about lackadaisical behaviors of the Korean Government and to talk to the President Geun-hye, Park. But then, all of a sudden, policemen with about 7-8 police buses (it is said from the families that some "plain-clothes policemen" called them right after the families decided to leave) came to the Port, Paeng-mok, in Jindo, and prevented them from heading out to Seoul. It was about 200 policemen with a few leader members, and they have kept stopping the families' leaving to Seoul.
But, those policemen have "NO REASON" to prevent them and the families have right to go out of Jindo, therefore, the families are in full of anguish and anger.
At 11:37 a.m. (KST) (11:37PM EST), the families still can't go outside as being locked in the Jindo Island.
There are many related videos from website
and many photos on a twitter
and some live videos in this morning at
I can't explain many things in this short report but I can explain more things and more in details if I am certain that this one can be shown to many people.
So I am hoping someone from CNN to report this matter seriously to get this shameless behavior of the South Korean government exposed to the public of the world.
If anyone is interested, I can show a bunch of videos related to this matter and explain/ interpret what they are talking about.