Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free Gaza Protest, Seoul

Thanks to a link at The Distant Ocean, I learned that there would be a demonstration today in protest of Israel's murderous attack on the Freedom Flotilla. It took me a while to find it because the Israeli Embassy is not on Embassy Row like the heavily fortified American Embassy a few blocks north, but on the sixteenth floor of an office building owned by one of the big Seoul newspapers.

It was quite small, not like the ones in Chicago, New York, or London: about thirty people at most, three of whom were Americans; the rest were Koreans, mostly young. The only media in attendance was a Reuters photographer. But it's a beginning, and it was important that there be demonstrations worldwide to make it clear that the revulsion at the hijacking is worldwide.

(To see larger versions of my photos, click on the Picasa symbol in the lower right hand corner of the slideshow.)