“Hope Bus moved National Assembly & Hanjin” .. Story of beautiful 1N 2D picnic

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Voice of People> on October 9, 2011 covering the 5th Hope Bus event. Original article contains not only images but also textual contents but here I only cover the image parts. I hope that delivers the message the Hope Bus event tried to throw to all who read this post. All rights are reserved by the author of original article or <Voice of Peopl> and this post will be scrapped immediately by their request. Original article (in Korean) of this article can be located by the link at the bottom.

Police used tear gas liquid in water cannons, took away 59 (the maximum so far)

Lawyers for Democratic Society, “Authority abuse beyond limit. We will take legal actions”

[1st report. 12PM, October 8] Tensions rising in Youngdo shipyard .. Conservative groups “We will stop it event at the cost of blood”

Police checkpoint
Police inspected cars at Busan bridge to Youngdo direction to pick out participants at the last 3rd Hope Bus event. Police, declaring 5th Hope Bus event as illegal, decide to stop it again and tensions rise. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Rogue conservativesConservative group members trying to stop participants at the last 3rd Hope Bus event. Worries of clash heighten as conservative groups reveal their intention to block 5th Hope Bus again event “even at the cost of blood”. (Photo by Voice of People)

Wall of police buses
Police’s intention for strict response to upcoming the 5th Hope Bus event raises tension around Youngdo shipyard. Image taken at the 3rd Hope Bus event shows police buses piling up along the Youngdo shipyard walls to preemptively block participants’ attempt to move into shipyard. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

[2nd report. 2:50PM, October 8] Busan police disallow the Hope Bus event .. Conservative groups are setting up a center stage

Rogue conservatives regroupWith the 5th Hope Bus event is upcoming in October 8, Sang-ki Choi, leader of a conservative group against outsider involvement on Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) incident, is staging a hunger strike at Busan station square in the afternoon. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Phony stage
With the 5th Hope Bus event is upcoming in October 8, conservative groups against outsider involvement on HHIC incident set up assembly center stage at Busan station square in the afternoon. A public assembly is already notified and Busan station square is preoccupied by a conservative group. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

[3rd report. 5PM, October 8] Police buses in Busan station square .. Hope Bus runs any way “Busan is proud of Hanjin workers fight”

Police safety fencesWhile police revealed its intention to block the 5th Hope Bus event, Busan station square where the event is scheduled to take place in October 8 is fenced by plastic safety obstacles. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Police buses in event venueWhile the 5th Hope Bus event is scheduled at Busan station square in October 8, police parked their buses in the square to block the event preemptively. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

[4th report. 6:30PM, October 8] “Is walking illegal too?”

Police block Hope Bus participants … cinema professionals are also blocked on their way to Youngdo shipyard

Hope Bus for cinema professionalsWhile the 5th Hope Bus event is going on in Busan, a bus of cinema professionals including directors Ji-young Jeong, Young-joo Byeon, Kyoung-hyoung Kim is stopped at Youngdo entrance by police inspection. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Cinema professionals protesting

While the 5th Hope Bus event is going on in Busan demanding withdrawal of massive layoff of HHIC in October 8, cinema professionals who are on their way to crane no 85 in Youngdo to suppert Jin-suk Kim are blocked by police. Ki-hwan Young, director of screen quota culture solidarity, is protesting to police. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Cinema professionals protestingWhile the 5th Hope Bus event is going on in Busan demanding withdrawal of massive layoff of HHIC in October 8, cinema professionals such as director Ji-yong Jeong who are participating in Busan International Film Festival are protesting off-board to Police blockage on their way to HHIC Youngdo shipyard at Bongrae intersection, Youngdo-gu, Busan in October 8 afternoon. (Photo by Newsis)

Union workers rallyingAbout 1000 workers and citizens are holding people’s rally at Busanjin station prior to the 5th Hope Bus event. (Photo by Ja-hwan Koo)

[5th report. 8PM, October 8] Passing through preemptive police blockage, people proceed to Nampo-dong

Spontaneous on-site festival will take place at BIFF square by about 8000 Hope Bus participants

Nampodong festivalAs the 5th Hope Bus event is going on in Busan in October 8, police are blocking participants from all over Korea at Busan station around 6PM, causing clashes on many places including Busan station area. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Violent police reactionAs Hope Buses from all over Korea are arriving at Busan station one by one, clashes between Hope Bus participants and police take place around Busan station and Youngjoo rotary area. Over the course, 6 participants are taken away by police. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

[6th report. 8:50PM, October 8] Police, attempt to disperse participants in on-site festival

Hand signsThe 5th Hope Bus event participants enjoying spontaneous on-site festival (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Gi-wan PaikKi-wan Paik, Unification Problem Institute, participates the 5th Hope Bus event (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Participants in BIFF squareThe 5th Hope Bus event participants demanding the withdrawal of massive layoff by HHIC are gathering in BIFF square in Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan in the evening on October 8. (Photo by Newsis)

Participants enjoying on-site festival“Jin-suk Kim, cheer up!”, the 5th Hope Bus event participants are enjoying on-site festival in the 4-way intersection before Nampo Plaza, BIFF square, Nampo-dong at 10PM on October 8. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Participants enjoying on-site festivalThe 5th Hope Bus event participants from Jeonbuk area are performing at on-site festival in the 4-way intersection before Nampo Plaza, BIFF square, Nampo-dong in the evening on October 8. Organizers are planning to continue the event here until the morning on October 9. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

[7th report. 11:50PM, October 8] ‘Hope Bus’ participants, let’s go to Hanjin … Police fire water cannon with tear gas dilution liquid

Water cannons with tear gas liquidAs the 5th Hope Bus event demanding the withdrawal of massive layoff by HHIC is going on, police suppress thousands of Hope Bus participants on the road before Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu at the entrance of Youngdo bridge that leads to Youngdo shipyard of HHIC in the night on October 8. (Photo by Newsis)

Police take away participants“Let us through” As the 5th Hope Bus event is going on around Nampo-dong, Busan area, police engage in the suppression operation and mobilize 3 water cannon vehicles and riot squads around 10:50PM as participants advance to Nampo-dong rotary and try to enter Youngdo. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Desperate to save a union workerAs the 5th Hope Bus is going on around Nampo-dong, Busan area, police engage in the suppression operation and mobilize 3 water cannon vehicles and riot squads around 10:50PM as participants advance to Nampo-dong rotary and try to enter Youngdo. Seeing one HHIC union worker being taken away by police, family members of laid-off union workers  are desperately trying to save him wailing. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Police take away a womanAs the 5th Hope Bus is going on around Nampo-dong, Busan area, police engage in the suppression operation and mobilize 3 water cannon vehicles and riot squads around 10:50PM as participants advance to Nampo-dong rotary and try to enter Youngdo. A woman participant is being taken away by police. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Take him“Take him away” Police pulling one 5th Hope Bus event participant away (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Jung-hee Lee, isolatedAs the 5th Hope Bus event is going on in Busan in October 8, clashes take place while participants from all over Korea are trying to break through police blockade and advance to Nampo-dong. When police are abruptly mobilized at 4-way intersection at Nampo Plaza to disperse participants, Jung-hee Lee, leader of Democratic Labor Party, is temporarily isolated in front of a broadcasting vehicle. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Participants and policeAs the 5th Hope Bus event is going on in Busan in October 8, clashes take place while participants from all over Korea are trying to break through police blockade and advance to Nampo-dong.

[8th report. 3:10AM, October 9] On-site festival at BIFF square, Nampo-dong

on-site festival
Participants of the 5th Hope Bus event, blocked by police water cannons around 1AM in October 9, are enjoying on-site festival at BIFF square in Nampo-dong. People applauded at lyrics-modified ‘Apgoojung punk’ and performances by Neulpoom Pharmaceutical Association and family members of HHIC laid-off workers. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

cheering participantsBeautiful 1N 2D picnic. Although they cannot enter Youngdo due to police water cannons and take-away operation, the 5th Hope Bus event participants are enjoying cheerful on-site festival in BIFF square, Nampo-dong in the early morning on October 9. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

on-site radio boothAs Hope Buses demanding the withdrawal of massive layoff by HHIC from all over Korea arrive at Busan, late night cultural festival is going onnear BIFF square, Nampo-dong, Busan, in the early morning on October 9. The on-site Hope FM radio broadcasting booth. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

Hope noodle“Buy Hope ramen for HHIC workers~” (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

police suppression

Police suppress thousands of Hope Bus participants on the road before Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, the entrance to Youngdo bridge, firing water cannons with tear gas dilution liquids. (Photo by Newsis)

police suppressionAs the Hope Bus event is going on around Nampo-dong, Busan area on October 5, police engage in a suppression operation around 10:50PM with water cannons with tear gas dilution liquids when participants advance to Nampo-dong rotary and try to enter Youngdo. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

police suppressionAs the Hope Bus event is going on around Nampo-dong, Busan area on October 5, police engage in the suppression operation and mobilize 3 water cannon vehicles and riot squads around 10:50PM as participants advance to Nampo-dong rotary and try to enter Youngdo. In due course, tens of participants are injured and taken away by police.

[last 9th report. 11AM, October 9] Ending assembly in Busan station. 1N 2D autumn picnic ends but ..

Composite image of 1N 2D hope bus eventThe 5th Hope Bus, a 1-night 2-day beautiful citizen solidarity event, a picnic to Busan ends. Police respond to this peaceful march with coercive suppressive measures like water cannons, tear gas dilution liquids from start to end. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

CT85“We support Jin-suk Kim” The 5th Hope Bus participants are making ‘CT85’ letters by themselves in Busan station square after the event. ‘CT85’ represents the crane no 85 in HHIC Youngdo shipyard. There, Jin-suk Kim and 4 other union workers are protesting against massive layoff of union workers for several hundred days. (Photo from Twitter)

on-site festivalParticipants of the 5th Hope Bus event, blocked by police water cannons around 1AM in October 9, are cheering themselves up at BIFF square in Nampo-dong. They plan to continue cultural festival until 10AM. (Photo by Bo-sung Kim)

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