Protesters talking to security man outside Jeju protest camp
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South Korea naval base construction resumes

Work on a naval base has restarted on the South Korean island of Jeju, following the removal of protesters who had blocked access to the site for months.

The government says the $970m (£600m) development is vital for national security, but activists say the base will add to regional tensions as well as damaging the environment.

More than 1,000 riot police moved in to clear the protesters on Friday, allowing construction to resume.

Lucy Williamson reports from Jeju.

  • 05 Sep 2011