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Second Candle Assembly Held, "Save Kim Geon-jung of GSC"
  • Khang Seok-jun, Yim Se-youn
  • 승인 2015.12.02 20:27
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  ▲ Students are marching around the campus for the candle assembly that is organized to save Kim Geon-jung, the vice chairperson of GSC.  

/Photograph by Khang Seok-jun

   On December 2nd, 3 P.M., the second candle assembly had started at Paljeongdo. Similar to the first assembly, students marched around Paljeongdo while repeating their rallying cry, “Resign Ilmyun and Bogwang sunim,” “Vice Chairperson Kim of GSC please stop the hunger strike,” and “Chairperson Choi of SCP please do not throw yourself to death.” After the march, students went into the Main Hall.

   In the Main Hall, students sat down in front of Lotus Hall where the President's office is located. Yet, the office was closed by metal shutter. Students shared their opinions and feelings towards the incidents happening in the school. 

   Jo Hyun-ji, a sophomore majoring Public Administration said “I feel guilty when I eat after seeing how the vice chairperson of GSC is starving to fight for this matter. I do not understand why good has to starve and the bad people get to eat.,” and added, “I believe power of students is essential to solve this problem.”

   
 
  ▲ Students, faculty, and civic groups have gathered at Paljeongdo for candle assembly on December 2nd.  

/Photograph by Yim Se-youn

   Starting from 7 P.M., an actual candle assembly has begun. According to the Student Council of Postgraduate, approximately 150 people, including students, faculty, and civic groups gathered. Even at the cold weather, they raised their voices to reinforce their demands.

   Professor Chang Si-ki of the Department of English Language and Literature said, “We, professors had stopped our relay hunger strike after the first semester because we were both mentally and physically tired. Although from now on we will also do our best with Vice Chairperson Kim of GSC and Chairperson Choi of SCP”

Khang Seok-jun, Yim Se-youn  seokjun29@dongguk.edu, seyoun8120@dongguk.edu

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