Palestine Peace & Solidarity attended the main event for May Day in front of City Hall in downtown Seoul. We found ourselves a space amongst the other booths and were quickly absorbed into the crowd as many thousands of workers filled the plaza.
Before the event, our rockstar activists Nyaong and Sarah melted organic sugar in the morning at the fair trade café Tripti in Sinchon where Sarah works and cooked up a treat of some damn fine bbobki (traditional candy) to sell at our booth.
Many people visited our booth and supported our activism by purchasing some of our items, including keffiyeh’s from the last keffiyeh factory in Palestine and other items that were hand made by our members and supporters. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us!
Our Fashion Guru is currently setting up our official online merchandise store which will raise money to support our activism here in Korea and also to help us to get over to Palestine to show our support in kind. The online store’s not yet completely finished, but will be in the near future. You can take a sneak preview here.
Hope to see everyone out at the Human Rights Film Festival that will be held from May 23 – 26 at Cheonggye Plaza near Gwanghwamun, Seoul. Admission is, as always, free for the public. We’ll be there and we hope that you’ll drop by to say hi!