Because of the kidnapping of MTU’s (Migrant Workers’ Trade Union) representative Anwar Hossein last Friday yesterday in front of Immigration Office in Mokdong a protest was planned.
When we came in the range of view to the building we already saw many flags and it was looking like many people already there. But when we arrived on the scene of the protest we had to find out that just about 20 people were there, mainly activists from All Together.
But after the beginning, at 3 pm, more and more people – members of student solidarity groups and activists of KCTU, all together around 100 – arrived.
Of course in all speeches the release of Anwar Hossein was demanded and the solidarity with our struggle was stressed. The representative of Osan Migrant Workers Center told that they together with many other political, workers organizations and NGOs founded a joint committee to support our struggle and especially for to fight for the release of Anwar.
Short after Gaziman, the Secretary General of MTU, begun his speech a kind of “controlled” riot broke out and lasted for the next half hour. After the scuffles with the riot cops were finished (some wanted to break through to the building of Immigration Office – actually I was not really sure if I wanted it too, because the place there is not a safe place for me, not really) in the final speeches it was referred to our mass protest on coming Sunday in Myeong-dong (we hope to see ALL comrades there again!!!).
MTU flag in front of Immigration Office in Mok-dong
In the beginning only few people gathered there, mainly activists from All Together
The powerful protest is beginning
KCTU vice-president's speech
The representative of Hanwon c.c.
All Together representative is explaining their view of nearly everything
Comrades from Ansan
After Gaziman arised on the scene...
...a "controlled" riot broke out for about 30 Minutes
Cop's camera man
But finally everything finished peacefully
RELEASE ANWAR HOSSEIN AND
ALL OTHER MIGRANT WORKERS FROM DETENTION CENTERS!
LET’S FIGHT TOGETHER FOR A WORLD
WITHOUT EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION!
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE, ONLY
IF YOU WANT AND FIGHT FOR IT!