|▲ Kim Geon-jung, the vice chairperson of GSC is feebly sitting inside the tent.|
/Photograph by Lee Min-jeong
The vice chairperson of the General Student Council, Kim Geon-jung, has been on a hunger strike since October 15th do demand the resignation of Han Tae-sik(Ven Bogwang Sunim), and Ven Ilmyun Sunim.
Kim has been carrying on hunger strike with only water and salt. Ina few days after he started hunger strike, the vic chairperson Kim started to suffer from dizziness, retching, and nausea due to weakened stomach. Twenty days passed some spots appeared on his back and chest. After the appearance of spots, he started to also drink water with enzyme. On November 14th, he was drained and was sent to hospital. Kim has lost 29 kg (63.93lb) until now.
Han Man-soo, the chairperson of the Faculty Association of Dongguk University mentioned, “The doctors warned that Kim can suffer from serious side effects, as it is possible for his intestines to get entangled and can eventually disappear.
Kim said, “What most exhausts me is the ignorance of the school, since the reason I started hunger strike is to gain school’s attention.” He then added, “I will continue the hunger strike until the school accepts our requests.”
To support the vice chairperson Kim, now the chairperson of the Faculty Association, Professor Han and Professor Kim Jun if Multimedia Department has decided to participate in hunger strike and it has been 16 days until now.
Lim Ji-soo, Lee Min-jeong firstname.lastname@example.org
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